Welcome to PeopleBeatingCancer.org!

My name is David Emerson, and I have been living with an incurable cancer called Multiple Myeloma since 1994. I launched PeopleBeatingCancer.org because I’ve learned that conventional Multiple Myeloma treatment is a small piece of living with Multiple Myeloma.

Multiple Myeloma patients should know the full picture about their prognosis, treatment, stem cell transplants, the side effects of chemotherapy, the health benefits of the right multiple myeloma diet, how to effectively use supplements, and other alternative treatments. 

Let me be clear: knowledge is power. The more you know, the better decisions you'll make for your care.  Yes, I said YOU. You are in control. 

My journey living with Pre-Myeloma and Full Multiple Myeloma.

My diagnosis of multiple myeloma led to aggressive treatments, side effects, remission, relapse, remission, relapse and an end-stage diagnosis.

Click here to learn more about Pre-Myeloma.

Click here to learn more about Multiple Myeloma.

Could I have prevented my pre-myeloma (SBP, MGUS, SMM) from becoming full blown Multiple Myeloma?

Yes. Pre-Myeloma is a blood disorder, not cancer. Consider evidence-based non-conventional therapies to reduce your risk of full myeloma. Click here to learn about the Pre-Myeloma Coaching Pogram.

If you have been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, it is critical to think outside of the conventional oncology box. Click here to learn about the Multiple Myeloma Cancer Coaching Program.

My journey living with long-term and late-stage side effects.

Short, Long-term and Late Stage side effects can be a dangerous as your cancer is. Unfortunately conventional oncology focuses on the treatment of cancer, not the treatment of side effects. I believe that identifying, anticipating and treating side effects is central to the cancer patient’s experience. 

Click here to learn about short-term, long-term, and late-stage side effects.

I learned that treating Multiple Myeloma is as important as treating your body. If you've already begun conventional therapies, learn about treating your short-term, long-term, and late stage side effects now. Click here to view our Side Effects Coaching Program.

Check out our latest blog posts:

Relationships matter in Myeloma Survival
Saying that "relationships matter in myeloma survival" is a good starting place. But the issues go deeper in my experience.[...]
“Functional Cure?” Words Matter
In his essay linked below, Dr. Brian Durie tries to make a case for the term "functional cure" substituting for[...]
Extramedullary Myeloma Eye Socket
Though rare, there are instances when a diagnosis of multiple myeloma leads to a relapse of extramedullary myeloma in one[...]
Myeloma Diet- Before, During, After Therapy
"The point of all this is that, done right, nutrition should be one of the easiest and most enjoyable therapies[...]
Myeloma – Bone Health – Probiotics-
"Recent studies demonstrate that the GM (gut microbiota) is also a regulator of bone mass (bone health) and it is[...]
Myeloma Clinical Trials???
Myeloma clinical trials have strict exclusion criteria. Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer mainly occurring in older people- the average[...]

People Beating Cancer is proud to be a long-standing source of actionable information. For full understanding of your Multiple Myeloma diagnosis, your options, and late stage cancer side effects consider signing up for our Multiple Myeloma course. 

Have any specific questions about your diagnosis, meal plan, or treatment? Schedule a 1:1 coaching call with a Multiple Myeloma specialist, and long-term survivor for support.

This website and the non-profit organization that supports it are dedicated to helping cancer survivors and caregivers become informed, educated decision-makers about their treatment.