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According to the article linked below, some studies show that several integrative approaches might influence cancer. I understand that I am a statistical outlier as multiple myeloma (MM) survivors go. However, I practice integrative, complementary and lifestyle therapies and I have survived MM since my diagnosis in early 1994.
Most importantly, conventional oncology, even MM specialists, can’t cure multiple myeloma.
So based on my example, evidence-based, non-conventional, complementary, integrative therapies can cure multiple myeloma. Unfortunately, as far as conventional oncology goes, I am considered anecdotal evidence. Or as an old college buddy says I am an “N of 1.”
As far as PeopleBeatingCancer goes, my experience is only part of the story. Thousands of research studies posted and linked on PBC document what the article/study linked below is saying.
Complementary therapies can boost survival in MM patients. I believe that a combination of integrative and complementary therapies can boost survival in multiple myeloma patients well-beyond published statistics.
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“A new review of evidence drawn from experimental and epidemiologic studies, as well as a few clinical trials, demonstrates that several of the integrative approaches and lifestyle changes might also influence cancer survivorship.”
“There is actually quite good evidence from multiple studies that suggest that these therapies — including nutrition, certain supplements, physical activity, and stress reduction — actually do have a major effect on survival,” he said.
For example, the effect of exercise on the risk for breast cancer recurrence is similar to that seen with the endocrine therapy tamoxifen, he explained.
Tamoxifen can reduce the risk for breast cancer recurrence by about 40%, whereas physical activity at a level of 9 metabolic equivalents of task (METS) per week reduces the risk for recurrence by 50%, he pointed out. This has been observed in long-term studies that are 10 to 15 years in duration.
A number of studies have demonstrated that a combination of alternative therapies could even have greater effect on survival. For example, the combined effect of stress reduction, improved nutrition, physical activity, and smoking-cessation instruction was shown to have a significant effect on survival in women with localized breast cancer (Cancer. 2008;113:3450-3458).”