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:

Newly Diagnosed Elderly Myeloma
You are a newly diagnosed elderly myeloma patient. Or you are a caregiver for an elderly NDMM. Your oncologist is[...]
Myeloma Tumor Chemosensitivity Testing
Myeloma tumor chemosensitivity testing sounds like an oxymoron. Myeloma is a blood cancer- no such thing as a myeloma "tumor."[...]
Myeloma Clinical Trials- Exclusion Criteria
What is the purpose of myeloma clinical trials? Exclusion criteria virtually guarantees that the results do not mirror real world[...]
Myeloma Risk Prediction?
The first two paragraphs in the article below explains that myeloma risk prediction is now made possible with the help[...]
Myeloma, Disabilities, Co-morbidities
Myeloma, disabilities, co-morbidities. These three words are often intertwined. Your parent or grandparent has been diagnosed with a rare blood[...]
Myeloma Cisplatin- Kidney Damage?
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that myeloma patients risk kidney damage and therefore risk cisplatin-induced[...]

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.