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Angiogenesis aka Starve Both Melanoma and Multiple Myeloma?

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The tumor microenvironment of melanoma (and multiple myeloma)… is thought to stimulate angiogenesis through different mechanisms…

I am a long-term Multiple Myeloma survivor of an MM cancer coach.

MM is a blood cancer and Melanoma is skin cancer. The two deadly diseases are completely different cancers. While myeloma (my cancer) and melanoma sound similar they couldn’t be more different from each other.

Interestingly, both melanoma and multiple myeloma grow and spread through the same biological process- angiogenesis. Intuitively, angiogenesis makes sense. Cancer needs blood, oxygen, nutrients, etc. to live and grow. Cutting off or stopping the spread of blood vessels starves both MM and melanoma.

In addition to FDA approved, conventional anti-angiogenic chemotherapy such as Thalidomide and Revlimid, there are a host of evidence-based, non-toxic cancer therapies that research has shown are angiogenesis inhibitors. Curcumin, green tea extract, resveratrol, for example, all inhibit angiogenesis. These therapies that are supported for use in both melanoma and myeloma.

I have remained in complete remission from my MM since 1999 by living an anti-angiogenic, anti- MM lifestyle through nutrition, supplementation, bone health, and other therapies. I believe it is likely that melanoma patients and survivors would also do well by pursuing anti-angiogenic nutrition, supplementation and other lifestyle therapies.

Have you been diagnosed with melanoma or multiple myeloma? If so, what stage? Please scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • Multiple Myeloma Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Vessel formation-Formation of new vessels in primary and metastatic tumors is of extreme importance. This is thought to occur through the recapitulation of embryonic vessel formation (i.e., vasculogenic mimicry). This is defined more strictly as endothelial-like features being acquired by tumor cells. The tumor microenvironment, that is, interstitial fluid pressure, pH, cytokines, laminin, collagens, growth factors, nutrients and oxygen, is thought to stimulate angiogenesis through different mechanisms…”

 

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