Turning Cancer Patients and Caregivers Into Informed Decision- Makers 


Hi, my name is David Emerson, and I have been living with an incurable cancer called Multiple Myeloma since 1994. I started PeopleBeatingCancer.org because I believe that there is a problem with cancer care today.  Cancer patients and caregivers are asked to make huge decisions about their health-- often while woefully uninformed, and under an extreme time crunch. How many of you are here because you were given 24 hours to approve your chemotherapy regimen? 

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. 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. All information found on this site is evidence-based with the studies cited, and actionable-- you can get started using the protocols right away.


Check out our latest blog posts:

MGUS Diagnosis- Living with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance
Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance aka MGUS is not cancer. It is considered to be a "blood disorder" or pre-multiple[...]
PeopleBeatingCancer- 2013 Fall Fundraiser
The PeopleBeatingCancer Fall Fundraiser "Join me in celebrating 20 yrs of beating cancer & 10 yrs of PeopleBeatingCancer" was a[...]
Myeloma Side Effect- Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy!
"Not only is CIPN  painful but the study below documents how expensive this dreaded (MM side effect) can be to[...]
Multiple Myeloma Treatment- Poor Response to Chemotherapy?
"Intensification treatment with CVD significantly improved multiple myeloma PFS... but did not improve overall survival..." If you've been diagnosed with multiple[...]
Best Aromatherapy Essential Oil Brands and Benefits of Their Products
The cosmetics and conventional treatments we use daily can sometimes do us more harm than good. There is a whole[...]
End Stage Multiple Myeloma- Cost Implications- Hospice or Home?
"In addition to quality-of-life improvements, enrolling appropriate patients with multiple myeloma into hospice may also have cost implications, a new[...]