“Depression was found in 40 percent of the (multiple myeloma) patients, and 3 out of 4 of those patients were never diagnosed or treated for it, researchers found…”
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) patient has to struggle with a life-threatening disease (MM) and may experience depression while doing so. Or to put this another way, according to the article linked and excerpted below “depression is common, though overlooked, in people with cancer.” According to research, curcumin treats both depression and multiple myeloma.
The challenge to the MM patient, survivor or caregiver is that this diagnosis is often overlooked.
It’s important to point out that if the MM patient is thinking about his or her cancer and probable side effects such as nausea, CIPN, chemobrain, heart damage to name a few, it is unrealistic to expect your oncologist, your cancer doctor, to also diagnose your depression.
Please consider evidence-based, non-toxic therapies that research has show may also fight your cancer!
I am both a multiple myeloma survivor and MM cancer coach. A number of the therapies that I have been taking for years to keep me MM-free also have been shown to treat depression. Curcumin is an excellent example of an evidence-based, non-toxic supplement that treats both depression and MM.
I take Life Extension Super Bio-Curcumin. This formula has been shown to be 7 times more effective than regular curcumin and this brand of curcumin has been tested and approved by ConsumerLab.com.
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“According to a study published in Psycho‐Oncology, patients with newly diagnosed malignant lymphoma or multiple myeloma who reported depressive symptoms prior to the start of chemotherapy had poorer survival compared with patients who were not initially depressed…
“Depression is common, though often overlooked, in people with cancer, a new study suggests…
Researchers assessed depression in 400 patients treated for cancer between 2013 and 2016 at University Hospital Cancer Center, in Newark, N.J. They were between 20 and 86 years old, with an average age of 55.
Depression was found in 40 percent of the patients, and 3 out of 4 of those patients were never diagnosed or treated for it, researchers found…
“Alarmingly, most of these patients remain undiagnosed and untreated, indicating an important gap in cancer care and an opportunity to improve patient outcomes,” he said in a society news release…
Domogauer said diagnosis and treatment are key. “Our findings point to a clear need for action including depression screening during initial and continuing patient visits, initiation of mental health treatments for identified patients and increased collaboration with mental health providers in cancer treatment centers,” he said.
“These efforts are particularly important for patients in urban centers, those who are female and those who are unable to work because of their disease,” Domogauer said…”
“Curcumin appears to be safe, well-tolerated, and efficacious among depressed patients…”
“Curcumin, a component of turmeric (Curcuma longa), is one such agent that is safe, affordable, and efficacious. How curcumin kills tumor cells is the focus of this review. We show that curcumin modulates growth of tumor cells through regulation of multiple cell signaling pathways including…”
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I was subscribed with an anti anxiety pill. I learned it could make me fee! worse till my body adjusts to the effects. I don’t want to feel worse. Besides the holidays are upon us. I don’t have time for feeling worse. I have the prescription sitting with my Rev.pills. My GP prescribed it, so I’ll as my Oncologist about an alternative, if I cannot find a non pres ription solutionReply