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Long-Term Multiple Myeloma Survivor- If I Knew Then What I Know Now

I went under the knife and woke up eight hours later. Dr. Makely gently explained that I had multiple myeloma (MM).  The prognosis for multiple myeloma in 1994 was 3-5 years. 

The diagnostic criteria for MM was not discussed. A single bone plasmacytoma vs. multiple myeloma, monoclonal proteins (m-spike), nothing.

If you have been diagnosed with Pre-Myeloma (SBP, MGUS, SMM) or full Multiple Myeloma (stage I,II,III) research shows that you will live a better, longer life and make better treatment decisions about your care by learning about your own diagnostic criteria including:

  • Symptoms– bone, nerve, joint pain- kidney involvement, thick blood, etc 
  • Staging- Pre-myeloma, Early Myeloma, Average Newly Diagnosed Myeloma, Elderly Myeloma
  • Diagnostic Testing– BMB, M-spike, Immunoglobulins, Freelight Chains, Genetics, etc. 
  • Standard-of-Care MM Therapies– Chemotherapy, Radiation, Surgery- Induction, Auto SCT-Maintenance Therapy
  • Evidence-based Non-Conventional, Non-Toxic Therapies- Anti-MM Nutrition, Supplements, Lifestyle-

Conventional oncology is excellent at what it does. But conventional therapies are one small piece of the total Myeloma Puzzle. The cancer coaching courses outline the strengths and weaknesses of conventional oncology. Evidence-based information that will help you make better decisions to reach your own treatment goals.

Since undergoing a controversial non-conventional cancer therapy and achieving complete remission in early 1999, I’ve learned that there are dozens of evidence-based, complementary and integrative therapies that research has shown can both reduce toxicity while enhancing the efficacy of chemotherapy and radiation and/or can kill Multiple Myeloma.

I’ve utilized these evidence-based non-conventional, non-toxic therapies to remain in complete remission from my incurable blood cancer.

Anti-oxidant/anti-inflammatory/anti-angiogenic nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle therapies can kill myeloma as well as help us myeloma survivors strong before, during and after therapy.

My myeloma experience illustrates why conventional MM oncology is only a small piece of the cancer care picture. Newly diagnosed MM patients and long-term cancer survivors must use the best of both conventional evidence-based and non-conventional therapies.

The Multiple Myeloma Cancer Coaching Program provides my answer to “I wish I knew then what I know now”- conventional and non-conventional MM therapies.

The PeopleBeatingCancer-Side Effects Program incorporates years of my research and experience managing the short, long-term and late stage side effects that can result from surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

Side effects such as:

  1. Chemo-Radiation-Induced Short-Term Side Effects
  2. Chemotherapy-induced Aging
  3. Chronic Non-Cancer  Pain
  4. Chemotherapy-induced Relapse
  5. Treatment-related Secondary Cancer
  6. Corticosteroid-induced Avascular Necrosis
  7. Chemotherapy-induced cognitive dysfunction-Chemobrain
  8. Chemotherapy & Radiation-induced Nerve damage-CIPN and RILP
  9. Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy-heart damage
  10. Chemotherapy-induced Atrial Fibrillation- Afib
  11. Chemo-induced hypertension –High blood pressure
  12. Chemotherapy-induced Hemorrhagic Cystitis-Irritible bladder
  13. Radiation-induced Dysphagia-Difficulty Swallowing
  14. Radiation-induced Xerostomia- Dry Mouth
  15. Chemotherapy-induced Deep Vein Thrombosis- blood clot
  16. Managing Mental Health as a Cancer Survivor-

If you have any questions or comments feel free to send me a question or a comment.

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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