PeopleBeatingCancer.org is a Health Communication Application (IHCA)- in short, cancer patients, survivors and caregivers learn about their cancer as well as possible short, long-term and late stage side effects.
The Cancer Coaching testimonials below are from patients and caregivers of different types and stages of cancer who all have one thing in common. They all have turned to PeopleBeatingCancer.org for information, education and support.
Whether the people below turned to PBC for a minute, an hour or came to PBC repeatedly over the years to learn about their cancer, diagnostics, therapies, etc., the testimonials below attest to the knowledge and support that they have received.
The cancer coaching testimonials below have taught me that cancer patients, survivors and caregivers benefit from the information, education and support that PeopleBeatingCancer’s cancer coaching provides.
Brandon- MM CC course and consultation
My wife and I recently had a baby naturally (no IVF required). I just wanted to thank you for all the information you place on your website. With the information you provided, I made the informed decision to decline the whole Stem Cell Transplant process and I just had 4 cycles of VRD induction therapy. After my induction therapy, I was able to remain in complete remission for approx 2.5 years (with no use of conventional therapies). In this time, I met my future wife, got married and had a baby. If I had undergone the Stem Cell Transplant, I don’t think this would have been possible. Thank you David
Claude- MM CC Consultation
David- You are a life savior- thanks
Linda- Pre-MM CC Course and Consultation-
Dan- MM CC Program- Course and Consultation
David- thank you so much. I’m feeling good about the path before me. No small credit to you and your work. It introduced me to a whole new approach to this-
Carey- Pre-MM Course and Consultation
David – it was so valuable to me to talk with you. You gave me good perspective on my current situation, your experience, what you see from others including your research. Added bonus your from Cleveland! Thanks so much and we’ll stay in touch!
Bea- MM CC Course and Consultation-
Victor- MM CC Course and Consultation-
Len- Regular User-
David – you and your website have been very helpful to me since I received my MM diagnosis! I appreciate all that you do for patients like me and others, and feel that a contribution is the least I can do to show support and gratitude! I may reach out to you later in July after my next oncology appointment.
Mae- MM CC Course and Consultation-
James- MM CC Course-
Hi David- I look forward to starting the course today. Thank you for all you have done, and are doing, to help those like me who are battling MM and learning from your valuable experiences.
Richard- Pre-MM Course and Consultation-
Thank you David. Sincerely.
Robert- MM Patient-
Wow! Thank you for answering me David. I admire your dedication to us folks and I must say that I feel you to be very sincere in your demeanor. What a Godsend for me at this time!
Ellen- MM CC Caregiver- Consultation-
Actually your blog supplies answers almost for every question on myeloma. Thank you for your time and advice. This is really helpful for my family. Hope I could revert with some good news soon. I will keep you posted.
Beth- MM Caregiver-
Anthony- Pre-MM Program- Course and Consultation-
David- I’m really thankful for the wealth of information regarding supplementation. Should we collaborate during a consultation? I recently moved from MGUS to Smoldering. Thanks for your help!
Eddy- MM CC Program- Course
Hi David-Thank you so much for your feedback which as you know I value greatly. I am determined to stick with the lifestyle and diet changes that I’ve made through this journey which I know will continue to give my body what it needs to stay strong. Have a wonderful week and thank you for all your support 😊
Stephanie Hernandez- MM CC Course
Thank you David for all the information and guidance you provide. What would we do without you! Your Amazing! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Gustavo Soto- myeloma caregiver
Dear David, thank you for this great information. You are a really good guy, and the fact that you share your experience fighting with myeloma is indeed an indicator of your goodness,
I am going to help my dad as much as possible, and I think with this great guide that you provide, a lot of positive things will come, despite the fact that we can´t use ascorbic acid. Thanks again,
Venus- MM CC Program- Course
Hello David- I am still in complete remission while on a minimal maintenance program and shifting to more and more nontoxic nonconventional protocol involving deep nutrition and lifestyle tweaks…like infrared sauna, vitamins c infusion, more outside activities.
Janet- MM CC Program- course and consultation
t was great to speak with you yesterday. Thank you very much for the information in the agenda you sent through while we may not have covered all the points in our conversation you have armed me with enough information to obtain this from my specialist and much more, particularly engaging and challenging my ongoing treatment i.e. quality of life approach.
I very much appreciate all the information you have on your site, it is very informative and it has empowered me to take control of my situation.
Rich and Sally- MM CC Program- course and consultation
Thank you David. The consultation was very insightful and refreshing because we could get a myeloma perspective from someone who have been living through those challenging therapies. You don’t get that from doctors.
We feel renewed and ready to face the challenge.
Carl- MM CC Program-
I have great news to share, I am in remission, a “Complete Response” after 3 months of treatment. My CT scan also indicated my bone lesions are ‘filling in’ smoothly and the extramedulary lesion I had is gone. I attribute both conventional and non-conventional treatments to my remission.
Thank you David for this avenue in exploring this disease, it’s been a great resource!
Karen- MM CC Program-
Robert- MM Survivor-
“Diagnosed Sept. 2017 high risk t4,14 stage III…I had such bad neuropathy you could drop a concrete block on my feet and I would not feel it….Don’t get me wrong chemo saved my life, the cbd and thc gave me my life back…For me the most important thing is having a Doctor who understands me and my disease…And number one is my team of healthcare providers are all mm specialists…I am now 50 months still have MM, but manageable have no other physical ailments…Thank you for your website it has been a tremendous aid for me in my journey…”
Louise- MM CC Program- Course and Consultation- Private Online Group- Beating Myeloma
Dan- MM CC Program- Course and Consultation-
“Thank you very much for your time and your summary. Thank you also for your website and your MM Coaching Course, which I spent a good deal of time this past weekend. I found it invaluable! The Cure versus Control debate which you reference in this summary was of particular interest to me.”
Nancy- Pre-MM CC Course-
“Dear David-I wanted to personally thank you for the incredibly informative and motivating course!
My oncologist says the (MGUS diagnostic) values are very good, I have nothing to worry about.
But I am only 45, have african roots, and waiting and doing nothing is not in my nature.”
Brendan- MM CC Program- Course and Consultation
Gregory- MM CC Program-Course and Consultation
Stephanie- MM CC Program- Course and Consultation
Hi David- Completed the course. Thank you for all the invaluable information. Wanted to request approval to join the group thru mighty networks.
Richard- MM CC Program- Course and Consultation
Thank you very much David for all your time, knowledge and experience. I let let you know about my progress
Don- Pre-Myeloma CC Course-
Hello David. Thank you for putting this together. I have enjoyed the courses so far. They are refreshing compared to the myriad of MGUS info on the web. Informative and really help with some of the questions I have had.
Kathy- MM CC Course-
Hi David- I want you to know that the information you provided changed my entire mood today. I have been weepy and scared and feeling so heavy – and after reading there is another option that feels intuitively right to me, I feel totally perked up and eager to start to treat this. I’m sending a message to my portal now to request a meeting with my hem/onc. before he establishes a protocol for my induction. Thank you a ton!
Laurie- MM CC Program- Consultation-
Allen-MM CC Program, Consultation-
Thank you Dave for you research, time, and coaching.
Ellen- MM CC Program, Consultation-
Hi David- Thank you for being sensitive with your words, as it’s not easy to discuss some aspects of these things. I really appreciate your time and generosity. I think everyone now feels so much more hopeful, optimistic and peaceful and she feels much less alone in her journey. We’re looking forward to implementing your suggestions and feeling like we have some more control. Thank you again. It was a huge blessing to find your website and we’re really grateful you’ve made this your life’s work. Sincerely, Ellen
Cindy- MM CC Program, Consultation-
“Thank you for doing what you do. I have more clarity and less worry since joining your group. You can quote me on that.”
Jess- MM CC Program, Consultation-
Hi David-Very nice talking to you today. Very informative and helpful. I learned a lot.
Steven- Pre-MM CC Program w/ Consult-
Yes, David. You have been very very helpful. Plus, you seem to be a great, smart, genuine guy!
David- MM CC Member-
I’ve finished the course and have really enjoyed all the new information and perspectives. So many questions have come into my mind!
Daniel- MM CC Member-
Feeling blessed to have available and be part of this course. Thank you in advance, David, for all your dedication and hard work into this program and helping people that are suffering from this debilitating illness.
MJ- MM CC Member-
l am a 4 year survivor of a Multiple Myeloma diagnosis. The information I’m getting now is good. Wish I’d had it 4 years ago. Side effects of various drugs have really been hard
Ann- MM CC Member-
Hi David- Million thanks for our talk. It was very uplifting. Your experience is a source of inspiration for me.
Lisa- MM CC Member-
Hi David- Gosh, I really appreciate your feedback and quick response. Sometimes I feel like a “party of one” with this disease so it’s comforting to know someone who understands it all.
Laura- MM CC Member-
David, thank you so much it was so nice to finally hear your voice. You gave me a lot to think about. a lot for Kayla and I to work on. I will follow up on the other aspects of this with my oncologist, and perhaps speak to my rheumatologist about the fibromyalgia Factor. Thanks again for all the links in a blog and hopefully I’ll keep in touch with you you have yourself a nice day out there in Ohio. Peace out Laura
Gretta- MM CC Member-
David- Thank you so very much for your educated opinion. Your evaluation is extremely helpful, support and important to me. Your prognosis totally aligns with mine. I cannot begin to express how thankful I am to have found you and started replicating your protocol at such a critical time of my induction. I credit it for making such a huge difference in where I am today.
Maria- MM CC Member-
Alan- MGUS Survivor-
“You are an amazing person to be doing this. Thanks from all of us who have reached out to you.
I know things have changed in 25 years but one thing still has not…the negativity and disinterest in nutrition and supplements by main stream doctors. I keep running ideas past mine and they say there is nothing to stop MGUS. But I say if no downside then why not try it.”
Ned- MM Survivor- MM CC member-
“Thanks again for putting together the MM coaching course. I find it a great resource, and go back to it repeatedly…”
Ken- Newly Diagnosed MM Patient-
“David, I have viewed a number of your vlogs am slowly learning more about my current and future myeloma treatments. I appreciate your years of experience and expertise…”
Steve- MM Survivor-
I am so blessed that I became aware of Dave 3-1/2 years ago while I was trying to figure out how I should proceed. He made perfect sense to me to seek out a multiple myeloma specialist and also to use the evidence proven supplements he recommends as a co-therapy. When I was first diagnosed, I was suffering with acute anemia and my hemoglobin reading was at 6. The healthy range is 14 to 16. My hemoglobin reading is now at 15 and I am back to work as a standby generator technician, a somewhat rugged field of work.
Ron- Smoldering Multiple Myeloma Patient-
Just tell folks out there your information helped me a lot!
In the Spring of 2017 just as I was retiring, I was shocked to learn I might have myeloma. I have been open to alternative medicine and searched online for more help in that direction and found People Beating Cancer. I subscribed and have followed many of the supplement tips since and my blood numbers have barely moved at all which means no treatment.
Thanks much, Dave and all
Brice- Prostate Cancer Coaching Patient-
Howdy! Just did my PSA screening this week and it has yo-yo’d back down to 2.06!! It was at 2.64 or so last reading. I can’t thank you enough for “prescribing” the three supplements, Dave!
Eric- Caregiver to June- MM survivor
I am so grateful to have you on my team
Mena-Beating Myeloma Member-
Happy holidays David, and everyone in this group. Thank you David for caring thanks for all your advices.
Karen-MM CC Client-
thanks so much for cancer coaching David – you are so responsive and well-researched, we are very lucky to have you! Are there any health therapies I should be researching?
SC MM CC Client
Aloha David- Thank you so very much for the quick response. You have contributed a great deal to my health, and I thank you so very much for all your help and experience. You let me know I was on the right road with your life experience in dealing with myeloma. Your knowledge and experience shone light on my path and countless other people you have helped through the years with your non-profit organization. That was why I sent you my readings to show how much you have helped me with my myeloma and health in general.
Bryant- multiple myeloma
“First, thank you for this fantastic website, it is one of my go-to places on the web!”
John- multiple myeloma
“As always I appreciate you for being honest, something we do not see among most people today.”
“David, Thank you for taking the time to “speak” with me about it. Thank you and thank you for all you do”
Don-caregiver to leukemia survivor
“Hi David, thank you for he many e-mails that you have been forwarding to me and others towards the common goal to beat cancer.”
Debbie- Barrett’s Esophagus
“It’s nice to know that people such as yourself are doing something positive to help make the World a better place to live in.”
“David, Thank you so very much for your cancer coaching and referral. I will be making an appointment with Dr. DeMeester and I shall of course let you know how it goes. Again, many thanks.
Jo Anne- MM Cancer Coaching client
Thank you David for the cancer coaching information. Sincerely appreciate it. I will look over your information, and I will continue with the diet, exercise, and the 400 mg of bio-curcumin daily. You are A good man who doing a great job helping others. I greatly appreciate you, and I know a lot of other people look to you for help and information. I will be in touch as I progress forward with my blood tests. God be with you. Jack.
Kirsten- caregiver to her MMer dad-
Wonderful.. thank you so much for such a great summarizing. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your advice..! I will be going over this carefully. Take care, Kirsten
Will- newly diagnosed MMer and MM Cancer Coaching client-
Susan- Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Oh, David – thank you soooo much. You are the only person that I have heard from about this and I am so eager to hear whatever you can find. At this point, I’m thinking that I may opt for the chemo and radiation instead of a lobectomy as I fear my post-operative surgery will leave me an invalid and COPD is progressive as well so how long would I live and how will my life be. Please forward anything else you can find and thank you again so much.
“Thank you, David. I have a lot of good reading to do and can’t wait to get started. Everything arrived just as it should with the possible exception of the Facebook invitation. Perhaps that comes later. I am looking forward to talking to you soon. In the meantime, I have plenty to keep me busy. I have searched for a long time to find someone with your knowledge of healing and experience with MM. Thanks for what you do.”
Kimberly Caregiver to her MMer Dad-
“I wanted to write and thank you for the help you provided our family.I contacted you in late 2015 about my father who had recently been diagnosed with MM. I asked you lots of questions which you graciously answered. You gave me hope that maybe my dad’s MM diagnosis was not a death sentence. He received conventional treatment. In addition, he has been using the recommended supplements that you helped us discover. My dad is on maintenance Revlimid now. His doctor recently said that he needed to revise his treatment plan since my dad’s blood work has been coming in so healthy. He said that they needed to “go outside the box” for his treatment protocol and take time off of the Revlimid.
Betsy Caregiver to MMer Simon-
“Thank you so much, David, you have been a tremendous resource and Simon is very much buoyed by your talk and we as a family are very grateful to you for your advice! Take care, we wish you good health, and we will keep you posted as to Simon…”
John- Pre- MM Cancer Coaching client-
“Hi Dave. I wanted to share with you that my blood test on Monday, July 10, showed my MGUS number dropped from 1.1 to .9, and I have my doctor appointment on Monday, July 17. I followed your advice and increased my dosage of LifeExtension Super Bio-Curcumin from 400 mg a day to 800 mg. It worked. I will stay on 800 mg a day and see what my next test results are. Thank you for your help. I will let you know how things go. I do believe in the LifeExtension Super Bio-Curcumin. I would not use another brand.”
Scott- MM CC Client-
“Hello David, I would like to thank you again for taking the time to speak to me yesterday. The discussion was actually quite comforting. I have read the majority of the downloads that I received yesterday. What a tremendous amount of information you have acquired. It was extremely informative and reinforces the fact that I have a lot of work to do. I do have a couple of questions now, there will be more later.”
Miriam- Pre-MM Cancer Coaching Client-
“Thank you for sending the pre-MM guides, and the Life Extension links, along with consumer lab. I’m prepared to commit myself towards improving immune system function, and being consistent with the more manageable aspects of where I am right now. I’ll keep you updated, and with anything that may be of help that I learn along the way.
Brenda- MM Caregiver-
“Hello David, Thank you for always being a rich, reliable, and reasoned source of information and wisdom complete with this blog referral. Your information always gives up a boost when we are particularly vulnerable.”
Gillian- Pre-MM Cancer Coaching Client-
“HI David, Thanks for all that you do!! It was wonderful to find your pages and the work you do is so good. It really helps. And congratulations on your 23 years!!”
Tracy- MM Cancer Coaching Client
“I so appreciate your thoughts and advice and look forward to going over more of the info in your guides & also to going on Facebook & getting involved with a group. I need to be less anxious about everything which is a challenge because I’m a natural worrier at heart. I didn’t read all the information on the disease that I could in the beginning when I was diagnosed with the MGus in 2015 because I was dealing with my Mom’s sudden death & was so overwhelmed emotionally. Especially when I just r googled the disease and would see all kinds of horror stories. Then when I got the lesions last year- I did the same thing because it was the only thing I could do at the time- right when I was in the middle of moving after buying a house. At times I felt that it was too scary and it got me very anxious and overwhelmed and I couldn’t sleep at night… but now I do want to be a little more educated going forward-I just have to take it one step at a time. So I’m glad to have to have found out about you and the research that you’ve done.”
Lynn- MM Cancer Coaching Client-
“I have reviewed your materials, which were very useful not only in helping me get organized for the next phase of my health trajectory and but also in confirming how much I have learned and have done in advocating for myself over the past three years since my diagnosis in 11/14.”
Louise- MM CC Client-
Martine- MM Caregiver-
” My husband was diagnosed in 2003 and at that time there were not many treatments available and the MM specialists were pushing transplants a lot. At the time David was one of the few people who opened our eyes to alternatives. Now when we go to Dana Farber, the doctors are a lot less enthusiastic about transplants due to, as David said, the many more options available in treatments. We also changed our lifestyle to eat healthier and supplement to lessen the side effects. In conclusion, if you can, seek a second opinion with an MM specialist who will review your case and help you decide.”
Ann and Stan-MM CC Clients-
“In conclusion, the information in these guides is priceless. It announces loudly that everyone needs a cancer coach! You impacted my life and both my husband and I cannot thank you enough.
Brent- MM Cancer Coaching Client-
“I signed up for your premier coaching training and would like to schedule my one on one time with you for some time in the near future. I read through most of your material. You have done an excellent job categorizing and summarizing your information on MM.”
Mort- MGUS- Pre-MM Client
I read your frequent contributions to People Beating Cancer appearing in my email box. Many thanks for all the good work you do in that field, and for your continued friendship. Best wishes and regards. Mort
Laura-Caregiver to MMer Joe- MM CC Client
Thank you so much for your time David. I really appreciate you helping us with all your experiences and I hope I will be able to help people and pay it forward once I have a lot more knowledge…. you are awesome. Thanks again…I’m sure I will be bugging you again.
Vincent- MM CC client- MM Cancer Coaching Client
David- I have to tell you since I discovered PBC your introduction of CBD oil role in mitigating the toxicity of chemotherapy treatment is really notable. I believe the full regimen of Super Omega 3, super curcumin, CBD oil, and grape seed extract is making a notable impact on my overall quality of life. I am grateful for the service you provide. Thank you, David,
Kimberly- MM Caregiver
Dear David, I wanted to write and thank you for the help you provided our family. I contacted you in late 2015 about my father who had recently been diagnosed with MM. I asked you lots of questions which you graciously answered. You gave me hope that maybe my dad’s MM diagnosis was not a death sentence. He received conventional treatment. In addition, he has been using the supplements that you helped us discover.
Thank you, David, for the information. Sincerely appreciate it. I will look over your information, and I will continue with the diet, exercise, and the 400 mg of bio-curcumin daily. You are A good man who did a great job helping others. I greatly appreciate you, and I know a lot of other people look to you for help and information. I will be in touch as I progress forward with my blood tests. God be with you. John.
Annie- Caregiver to Jim MM stage 3
Thank you so much for the speedy and in-depth reply. That is definitely a non-conventional treat. I so appreciate your insight and perspective.
Corrina- Multiple Myeloma
Peter- Multiple Myeloma
Hi David, Thanks for your very detailed response. We’ve spoken with a radiologist today about the spine, as my husband’s oncologist is away at a conference until Monday. I really appreciated finding this site, to find positive stories and attitudes is hugely helpful at the moment.
John- Multiple Myeloma
Hi David, Many thanks for your encouraging words and thoughts as a long-term MM survivor and cancer coach. Very meaningful. Kind regards, Rob
Paul- Multiple Myeloma Caregiver
Thank you so much, David, for your in-depth and positive response. This is all new to me and I am struggling to understand the technical speak in the links provided.
If you are also stating that the treatment offered is the most effective way forward for my partner then I will reassure her and myself will also be less anxious
Thank you, David, I hope you are well Many thanks, Paul
“Thank you very much for your quick and thorough answer. It helped me understand my situation better, and I was able to express my concerns to my family doc today clearly, and I also really appreciate your care and attention so far…Thank you and all the best.”
Carl- Adolescent and Young Adult Caregiver
David-Thanks so much for your time and insight. You are a good friend and resource. Thanks for the continued support.
Joanne-Breast Cancer stage 4
I am so GRATEFUL for your thoughtful response. I have not yet decided in terms of whether or not to pursue radiation. Your information is very useful if I choose the radiation option. Thank you. Joanne
Debbie- Breast Cancer
peoplebeatingcancer.org came up in one of my searches for information on what I was dealing with.
Anita- Esophageal Cancer
I appreciate your site and responses to everyone and can only tell you that I want to be around for my grandchildren (13,8,3) for a while longer….my 3 y/o grandson would only know from pictures. So thank you for the information and the hope….I do know it’s not guaranteed but hope is a wonderful thing
Abigail- Glioblastoma Multiform (GBM)
Great article and helpful information. Thank you for sharing with us. Thank you so much
Rob- Liver Cancer
David: You are so kind to offer this help. Please know that your time and energy in helping me will ALWAYS BE APPRECIATED! I will go online and register with the folks at PBC. On a lighter note, I noticed your picture on the recumbent bike. Very cool. I have been researching them and will eventually get one. Your advice on that later. I think your involvement is great and I will go online to register and such.”