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Evidence-based, Integrative Therapy to Promote Apoptosis, Enhance the Efficacy of Chemo while Reducing Multi-Drug Resistance

Bitter Melon extract (BME) kills breast, colon, ovarian, pancreatic, liver, head and neck, and probably other cancers too. More importantly, Bitter Melon extract enhances the efficacy of certain chemotherapeutic agents. Please refer to the studies linked below.

Since the founding of PeopleBeatingCancer in 2004, it has become increasingly clear to me that toxic therapies lose their efficacy while causing short, long-term and late-stage side effects.

In short, cancer patients need help if they exclusively focus on chemotherapy and/or radiation. Bitter melon extract is just the kind of support that cancer patients need.

Is the information linked and excerpted below “clinical controlled” evidence? No. But the evidence-based research below clearly indicates that Bitter Melon extract may play a significant role in managing your cancer.

I was diagnosed with an “incurable” blood cancer, multiple myeloma, in 1994. Aggressive conventional therapies did little for me. I have been living in complete remission from my incurable cancer since April of 1999 by living an evidence-based, non-toxic, anti-cancer lifestyle through nutrition, supplementation, bone health, detoxification, and more.

I am both a cancer survivor and cancer coach. For more information about non-conventional therapies for your cancer scroll down the page, post a question and I will reply ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) extract inhibits breast cancer cell proliferation by modulating cell cycle regulatory genes and promotes apoptosis.

“BME treatment of breast cancer cells resulted in a significant decrease in cell proliferation and induced apoptotic cell death. Apoptosis of breast cancer cells was accompanied by increased poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase cleavage and caspase activation. Subsequent studies showed that BME treatment of breast cancer cells inhibited survivin and claspin expression..”

Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia) Extract Inhibits Tumorigenicity and Overcomes Cisplatin-Resistance in Ovarian Cancer Cells Through Targeting AMPK Signaling Cascade

Conclusion. BME functions as a natural AMPK activator in the inhibition of ovarian cancer cell growth and might be useful as a supplement to improve the efficacy of cisplatin-based chemotherapy in ovarian cancer.”

Bitter melon juice prevents pancreatic cancer in mouse models

“A new study shows that bitter melon juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, thus cutting the cells’ energy source and eventually killing them…”

Momordica charantia lectin exhibits antitumor activity towards hepatocellular carcinoma.

“Our data show that the natural compound MCL manifests antitumor activities towards HCC and therefore suggest MCL as a promising chemotherapeutic agent.”

Bitter melon reduces head and neck squamous cell carcinoma growth by targeting c-Met signaling.

” We also observed that BME treatment in HNSCC reduced phosphoStat3, c-myc and Mcl-1 expression, downstream signaling molecules of c-Met. Furthermore, BME treatment in HNSCC cells modulated the expression of key cell cycle progression molecules leading to halted cell growth…”

Bitter melon extracts enhance the activity of chemotherapeutic agents through the modulation of multiple drug resistance.

“Here, we determined BME effects on anticancer activity and bioavailability of doxorubicin (DOX) in colon cancer cells. BME enhanced the effect of DOX on cell proliferation and sensitized the cells toward DOX upon pretreatment. Furthermore, there was both increased drug uptake and reduced drug efflux. We also observed a reduction in the expression of multidrug resistance conferring proteins (MDRCP) P-glycoprotein, MRP-2, and BCRP…”

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Azucena Leigh says a few months ago

Hi. I would like to know why you decided to concentrate on pancreatic cancer although this was not the type of cancer you had. I have stage 4 PC and am interested in your information. Have you had any discussions with pancan.org? How is your information different from what is available from pancan.org?

Thanks.

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    David Emerson says a few months ago

    Hi Azucena-

    I am sorry to learn of your advanced pancreatic cancer. I have spent the most time researching and writing about my own cancer, multiple myeloma. However, I have applied the principles that I have learned with conventional oncology’s approach to MM to those cancers that conventional oncology had difficulty treating. Pancreatic and lung are two of the most challenging cancers to treat conventionally as you probably know.

    MM average five year survival rate is similar to pancreatic and lung cancer’s five year average survival rate.

    In my experience, if conventional oncology has little to offer the newly diagnosed _________ patient (fill in the blank) then the patient must look elsewhere for evidence-based therapies.

    Complementary and Integrative therapies offer possibilities in addition to conventional treatment for difficult to treat cancers.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    David Emerson

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Evelyn Kosaka says last year

Hi. Son is 34. Lymphoma that spread to his liver. He is going for stem cell transplant next week. Is it okay for him to be taking ampalaya tea. I know ampalaya or bitter melon helps lower your blood sugar. I take it myself because I’m a type 2 diabetes. My question is this is it for him to take the ampalaya tea same as I’m taking. I know his under chemo too.

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    David Emerson says last year

    Hi Enelyn-

    I regret that I have not studied ampalaya tea and how it may interact with chemotherapy. I am sorry I cannot be more
    help.

    David Emerson

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Chris says 3 years ago

Hi David. Please help me. My mom(78) was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer last November which has spread to her liver. She is currently on her 2 line of chemotherapy. Folfirinox (1st line) made her loose a lot of weight due to the side effects. We have been using Tumeric, Moringa occasionally. We have also tried a few rounds of High-Dose Vitamin C. However we have not tried Bitter melon (Karela Juice) yet. She has a few mutations that clinical trials may be beneficial in targeting.

You had mentioned to Tania in your comments last year of a pancreatic cancer integrative therapies guide. Is this something that you provide to all? Also do you think increasing Curcumin and implementing Bitter Melon would be beneficial?

Thank you,
Chris

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    David Emerson says 3 years ago

    Hi Chris,

    I am sorry to read about your mom’s pancreatic cancer diagnosis. The focus for the majority of the Pancreatic Cancer Coaching program is to provide evidence-based, non-conventional therapies, supplements, integrative therapies, nutrition, etc. because conventional oncology (FDA approvided therapies) has little to offer patients like your mom.

    For example, folfirinox, by itself, is very difficult for the body to manage. Too much toxicity. I think your mom is experiencing muscle wasting disease and should include omega-3 fatty acids and curcumin in order to slow/stop this side effect by reducing the inflammation her body is experiencing.

    Yes, the integrative therapies guide is one of the 16 guides in the PCCP. Yes, I think curcumin and bitter melon would be helpful. Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Hang in there,

    David Emerson

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Anthony Munroe says 3 years ago

Can u help me cure stage 4 multiple myeloma

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    David Emerson says 3 years ago

    Hi Anthony-

    I can help you manage your MM as best you can. Technically, MM is incurable. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

    1) what are your symptoms? Bone damage? Kidney damage? Fatigue?

    2) What is your therapy plan? What has your oncologist told you?

    3) Do you have any “co-morbidities” aka other health challenges that you are dealing with?

    Let’s start with these questions and then move on from there. Let me know.

    Hang in there,

    David Emerson

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Amy Morris says 3 years ago

My Dad is 79
Pancreatic cancer stage 4 with Mets to lungs started forfluinox that didn’t help then did 2 treatments of Gemzar which he isn’t tolerating. Thinking this would be worth a try? What dose and how many times a day. Thanks

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    David Emerson says 3 years ago

    Hi Amy-

    I am sorry to read of your dad’s pancreatic cancer diagnosis. I believe you are refering to bitter melon extract. I have no personal experience with this supplement. When I do take supplements I follow the doses recommended on the label.

    Please consider integrative therapies for pancreatic cancer chemotherapy regimens as well.

    Hang in there,

    David Emerson

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Reggie says 3 years ago

Hello

My wife was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer on December 26 2018. We are very interested in alternative healing options along with chemo. Doctors say the tumor is inside her pancreas and has spread to liver. Currently she is only on pain medication as we wait to meet with Seattle cancer alliance.

Will bitter melon help us? What options do you recommend?

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    David Emerson says 3 years ago

    Hi Reggie-
    I am sorry to learn of your wife’s metastatic pancreatic cancer diagnosis. The Seattle Cancer Alliance is a top notch outfit when considering conventional (FDA approved) therapies.

    Regarding your question about alternative healing methods, yes, there are several therapies to consider. Yes, bitter melon has been shown to be apoptotic to pancreatic cancer.

    I myself underwent an alternative therapy for my own cancer. But I believe that you/your wife need the full spectrum of therapies- stage 4 pancreatic cancer is extremely difficult and aggressive.

    Please consider integrative therapies (therapies shown to enhance the efficacy of conventional therapies), conventional therapies and finally complementary therapies such as nutrition and managing side effects. If she has not already, your wife may have a difficult time just getting enough nutrtion in to her system. She will need to keep her strength up, keep her immune function strong, just to manage herself in the coming weeks, months and years ahead.

    Pancreatic cancer coaching program-

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Hang in there,

    David Emerson

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taniapfn says 4 years ago

Hi David,

Please help me. My husband (55 years of age) has stage 4 pancreatic cancer which has spread to his liver. Whilst he is currently on chemotherapy, he has only been given a life expectancy of 6-12 months. As unrealistic or selfish as I sound, I would like to help him beat this. Can you please advise me what I should do?

Thanking you in advance.

Tania

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    David Emerson says 4 years ago

    Hi Tania,

    On the one hand your husband’s cancer is advanced. On the other hand my own cancer (different type) was also advanced. Both your husband’s and my cancers are aggressive and difficult to treat. My point is that conventional oncology is limited.

    I believe your best option is to put a full court press on your husband’s PC. Meaning he should combine conventional (FDA approved) and evidence-based non-conventional therapies. For example, if the chemo you refer to is either gemcitabine (gemzar) or nab-paclitaxel then he should consider those therapies shown to enhance/synergize with them.

    I will send you the pancreatic cancer integrative therapies guide to your email address after I send this reply. If the integrative therapies discussed in that guide make sense to you then we should also discuss his nutrition, possible side effects prevention (cachexia), anti-PC supplementation, other therapies.

    David Emerson

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      taniapfn says 4 years ago

      Hi David,

      Thank you for your reply and your email with the 3 guides.

      In the integrative therapies guide, bitter gourd is not mentioned. Bitter gourd is actually what brought me to your website as I’ve read a recent article about it being a potential panacea for cancer including pancreatic cancer. Do you think it would be of use in my husband’s case?

      Thanks and regards,
      Tania

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        David Emerson says 4 years ago

        Hi Tania,

        Bitter Gourd is also called many other names. Bitter melon is actually not an “integrative” pancreatic cancer therapy but a regular anti-pancreatic cancer supplement-meaning, like curcumin and omega-3 fatty acids, it is cytotoxic (kills) pancreatic cancer. There are 15 different PC guides covering both conventional and non-conventional therapies.

        While bitter melon/gourd has been shown to kill PC in the lab no one has studied it in PC patients. Yes, I would consider bitter melon as well as other evidence-based, non-toxic therapies shown to kill PC for your husband.

        Hang in there,

        David Emerson

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          taniapfn says 4 years ago

          Hi David,

          Thank you for your prompt reply.

          From the integrative therapies guide, I think the most accessible therapies would be green tea, curcumin and BioBran, and of course bitter melon. I’m really keen to discuss with you how best to use these therapies, in particular dosage and where to buy, and would like to do so via email.

          If it helps, my husband’s chemo consists of Gemcitabine and Abraxane.

          Thanks once again.

          Kind regards,
          Tania

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          David Emerson says 4 years ago

          Hi Tania,

          Several things. I agree with your assessment of the integrative therapies however you should include your read of anti-PC supplementation, nutrition/antioxidants and side effects. I say this because several studies I link discuss curcumin and omega 3 fatty acid supplementation to reduce or prevent a side effect called muscle-wasting or cachexia. This side effect is an essential issue in pancreatic cancer care.

          Further, you should read through the supplementation guide as it overlaps somewhat with the integrative therapies guide. The overlap will cement your thinking, I only mention this to cover all the different aspects of PC care.

          Lastly, when you refered to the internet did you mean about the therapies (dose, buy, etc.) or our discussion? I often cancer coach over the internet over a period of days/weeks. Questions come up over a period of time not all at once.

          As for your husband’s chemo regimen, I am guessing that the integrative therapies synergize with your husband’s therapies so that is a plus. Because PeopleBeatingCancer is a 501c3 non-profit I think you will find that the pancreatic cancer coaching program is cost effective. And there is a 30 day money-back guarentee. Please purchase the Premium PCCP so that we can communicate.

          Let me know if you have any questions.

          David Emerson

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Kurt says 4 years ago

Hi My father has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which has matastised to his liver. We are seeing the oncologist on Monday to find out his treatment plan. I’ve read that bitter melon as well as black seed oil can help. Can you suggest any other natural products that will help. Thanks in advance

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    David Emerson says 4 years ago

    Hi Kurt-

    I will reply to your email account now.

    David Emerson

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genevive hart says 4 years ago

I have pancreatic cysts. One was growing rapidly.
2 doctors wanted me to have an endoscopy to see if it was cancer.
I didn’t want an invasive endoscopy. They are risky.
Finally one doctor suggested that
I wait 6 months, and if an MRI showed cyst was still growing, go ahead with the endoscopy.
At that point, I radically altered my diet. No more sugar. I started taking things like bitter melon extract with water, raw garlic and probiotics.
6 months later, the MRI showed that the cyst had stopped growing.
The doctor was shocked, and said that I didn’t have to have another MRI for a year.
Then, his office called and said that he still wanted the endoscopy. supposedly there were tiny (I cant remember the name) growths that may indicate cancer. Altho they are common on cysts.
I resisted, and once again, they reluctantly gave 6 more months, then an MRI.
I really do not want any kind of invasive surgery or chemo.
Do you have any thoughts on this issue.
Thanks greatly for running such a good website.

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    David Emerson says 4 years ago

    Hi Genevive-
    It is an interesting scenario that you bring up. Several things. First and foremost, the studies that I found that applied to your questions were few and generally inconclusive. By inconclusive I mean, for instance, I could not find a study that documented the percentage of pancreatic cysts that are benign, pre-cancer or malignant.

    Secondly, several studies I found seem to find that endoscopy of pancreatic cysts are 1) not conclusive for pancreatic cancer but are usually successful. I am not trying to talk you into a procedure you don’t want to have. I am simply saying that there don’t seem to be any negative risks with endoscopies.

    My thoughts on your situation is while endoscopic testing will give your doctors more info to go on, that endoscopic testing will not fully answer the question of whether or not your cysts are pre cancer or are metastatic.

    You seem to be having success with anti-cancer lifestyle therapies such as diet, supplements, etc. I am in the process of researching and creating a pancreatic cancer coaching program. I would like to email you two of the guides- one about pancreatic cancer nutrition and one about anti-pancreatic cancer supplementation.

    All I ask in return is your opinion and evaluation of the info in the guides.

    Finally, to bring all of this together…please understand my bias. I am in the “less is more” camp. I think taking things one MRI, one test at a time balances the risks of doing nothing with the risks of over treatment.

    However you are the decision-maker. Only you can weight everyone’s feedback and decide.

    I hope I have adressed your questions. Let me know if you have more questions. Let me know if you would like me to email the two guides to your email inbox.

    Hang in there,

    David Emerson

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      George says 4 years ago

      Hi David, my mum has pancreatic cancer and I’d like understand better about anti cancer diet and supplements you mentioned in your reply. My email address as above. Many thanks

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        David Emerson says 4 years ago

        Hi George-

        I will reply to you via your email now.

        David

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Tina says 4 years ago

I have been diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer, not yet started chemotherapy but the plan is to have 3 cycles and then look at surgery. Would bitter lemon be a option for me. Thanks

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    David Emerson says 4 years ago

    Hi Tina,

    I am sorry to learn of your stage 4 ovarian cancer. I will have to research the possible interaction of your chemotherapy regimens but yes, bitter lemon can be a complementary therapy shown to assist your conventional therapies.

    I will be direct. Stage 4 cancer is advanced. While conventional therapies like chemo and surgery are a good first step, according to the American Cancer Society, the five year survival rate is 17%. Therefore I think you should consider

    1) complementary therapies such as bitter lemon, anti-ovarian cancer nutrition/diet-

    2) evidence-based integrative therapies such as curcumin in order to enhance the efficacy of your chemo-

    3) Pre-habilitation before your surgery in order to maximize its effectiveness as well as help you recover faster-

    4) Consider evidence-based, non-conventional therapies that also have been shown to be anti-ovarian cancer-

    I am both a cancer survivor and cancer coach. Let me know if you would like to learn more.

    thanks,

    David Emerson

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Shelley Busby says 4 years ago

I would like to get this product

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    David Emerson says 4 years ago

    Hi Shelly-

    To buy the product, simply click the product name (in blue) to go to Amazon to then order the product.

    David Emerson

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Sam says 5 years ago

Hi David,
My mom is diagnosed with stage 2 Multiple Myeloma. No other symptoms but anaemia. She is using 8g of curcumin+bioprine (Dr’s best 1000mg)for 1.5 years and did not do Chemo yet.
Her results are not stable from few weeks. What is your daily routine?
She has diabetes as well. Do you think bitter melon is ok to have because it has a natural diabetic controlling ability it might get sugar levels too low?

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    David Emerson says 5 years ago

    Hi Sam-

    Several things. First off, I am sorry to read of your mom’s MM diagnosis. Secondly, I would like to understand what you are saying. Your mom was diagnosed 1.5 years ago and the only therapy she has had is curcumin supplementation? And her only symptom is fatigue aka anemia? If this is correct than she is doing well.

    When you say that your mom is “not stable from few weeks” are you saying that her blood markers (m-spike or K or L light chains, etc.) are increasing? The seriousness or not of your mom’s situation depends on her numbers or blood levels of the MM in her blood.

    The question you ask about my routine is outlined and standardized in the Multiple Myeloma Cancer Coaching Program-anti-MM nutrition, supplementation (such as curcumin but many others as well), bone health, etc. therapies.

    If you become a MM CC client I would encourage you to show me your mom’s current numbers so that we can outline a therapy plan going forward.

    I will email you the Introduction to the program that outlines the content of the 13 MM cancer coaching guides as well as my role.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    David Emerson

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VILAS M PATIL says 5 years ago

20 days gone my mom gone through breast cancer surgery and complete one side breast have been removed….now she’s taking latorozol tablets…. I am interested in starting the cancer awareness program in India because I don’t want people go through such hell like experience…. If I can do anything please let me know sir… Thank you for your post

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    David Emerson says 5 years ago

    Hi Vilas-

    My guess is that there are breast cancer support groups in India. There may even be caregiver support groups. Both you and your mom have learned valuable lessons, both good and not so good, that newly diagnosed BC patients can benefit from.

    Good luck
    David Emerson

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john imperial says 5 years ago

David, nice to read your story about your CA several years back. I was diagnosed last Feb this year 2017 for having laryngeal CA stage two..and was operated last Feb 15,2017. However the doctor who operated me, left a little mass located in subplots region of my larynx. This month of May, the surgeon performed endoscopy and the mass left was recommended for removal thru surgery again followed by radiation. I am afraid of the side effects of radiation to nearby tissues such as salivary and thyroid glands. Please give me advice which I can do it right now. I’m following your pattern about BME.thanks.

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    David Emerson says 5 years ago

    Hi John-

    I am sorry to read of your laryngeal ca. Your decision-making about your therapy may be complicated by the fact that stage 2 is in the middle. You are not early stage (90 + five year survival rate) and you are not advanced (less than 25% five year survival rate).

    I need to confirm your current status. If I read your email correctly, your initial surgery went well, no complications, your voice works, etc. The only problem is that the surgeon left a little cancer behind?

    And now to remove the remaining your oncologist is recommending BOTH surgery and radiation?

    If my thinking above is correct then you have several considerations. Both therapies come with risks. First and foremost I would ask your oncologist to make a case for you undergoing BOTH therapies.

    Based on the research there is less risk with radiation than surgery. But my initial thinking is that to undergo both therapies for stage 2 may be… overkill?

    If you read the blog post about integrative therapies then you understand the concept. For example, if you choose to undergo radiation to kill the remaining cancer, I would recommend a course of evidence-based therapies before (prehabilitation) during and after radiation. All therapies are based on research however these therapies are considered to be “non-conventional” because they have not been evaluated by the FDA.

    You are correct. There are possible side effects that come with radiation to your vocal chords. I had radiation to my C5 years ago and my voice, swallowing, dry mouth, etc. are a continuing problem. But supplementation, HBOT, lifestyle, etc. EARLY in the process may prevent these side effects from radiation happening to you.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks,

    David Emerson

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      john imperial says 5 years ago

      Ent surgeon recommend surgery, radiation therapy. If only my surgeon cleaned all the mass he sees, I have no problem at all. Maybe he had in mind that what was left is just small as he said, other procedure like radiation and chemo will finish the rest. I came to realized that this not proper. He should finish it in surgery alone.

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        David Emerson says 5 years ago

        Hi John-

        Are you saying that you will undergo surgery again to remove any remaining mass? That is fine of course. The issue of additional radiation therapy is two fold. Yes, radiation should reduce your risks of relapse in the future. Unfortunately radiation will come with risk of side effects. Should be minor side effects but still risks.

        Keep in mind that you can reduce your risks of future relapse through nutrition, supplementation, lifestyle, etc.

        Good luck,

        David Emerson

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Cathy says 5 years ago

Hi David,

I was just diagnosed with MGUS, and want to do everything in my power to keep it from progressing into MM. I’d love to get more information about the unconventional therapies you’ve researched.

Thanks very much,
Cathy M

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    David Emerson says 5 years ago

    Hi Cathy-

    I am sorry to read of your MGUS diagnosis. Though I believe you have the right attitude. If you click the link below you will go to a blog post
    that talks about the risk of progression of pre-MM to MM. If you look on the right of the page you can watch a free video that outlines the pre-MM cancer coaching program. Let me know if you have any questions.

    MGUS and SMM Risk of Progression to Multiple Myeloma

    David Emerson

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dJM says 5 years ago

Hi my mom has been diagnosed with stage4 cancer. The primary site could be gall bladder, gastrointestinal or pancreatic. This is what the biopsy report says. She is 69 yrs and diabetic . She takes bitter melon juice daily. How much should she take and what other natural foods can help

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    David Emerson says 5 years ago

    Hi DJM-

    I am sorry to read of your mom’s pancreatic/GB/gastro cancer diagnosis. While there are evidence-based supplements such as curcumin that have been shown to by cytotoxic to cancer of this area the therapies that hold the greatest hope for your mom’s length of life are evidenced based integrative therapies. Meaning therapies such as curcumin that research as shown can enhance the efficacy of a chemo regimen and/or reduce it’s toxicity.

    Keep in mind that there are also evidence-based lifestyle, and mind-body therapies that can help your mom as well.

    Hang in there,

    David Emerson
    Cancer Survivor
    Cancer Coach

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Charly S says 5 years ago

Thanks for the info. My mom is 66 no health issues other than the recent diagnosis. She has no symptoms not yet anyway. All her organs are healthy. My mom naturally is a health nut. She works out 5 days a week and eats very healthy. No sugar or processed foods and she’s been doing this for 30+ years. It came as a shock to everyone. Anyhow my mom tells herself she’s fine and have no cancer. She has a great attitude which I love.

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    David Emerson says 5 years ago

    Charly- attitude is more important than oncology knows. Let me know if your mom would like to know more about the evidence-based, non-toxic therapies that I listed previously. David

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Charly S says 5 years ago

Hi David my mom was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma stage 1. Should my mom supplement with the things you listed above plus the bitter melon? And how much?

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    David Emerson says 5 years ago

    Hi Charly-

    I am sorry to read of your mom’s MM diagnosis. However MM caught early is much easier to treat and brings a much better prognosis. Over the past 10 years I have researched and identified the evidence-based, non-toxic therapies below. I encourage your mom to do as many as possible.

    -16 non-toxic, cytotoxic/apoptotic supplements,
    -dozens of anti-angiogenic (anti-MM) foods
    -more than 15 integrative therapies that synergize with five common MM chemotherapy regimens,
    -more than a dozen mind-body therapies,
    -detoxification therapies,
    -thorough discussion of bone health therapies including a dozen non-conventional bone health therapies
    -review and links to more than 20 online MM support groups
    -links to the most successful MM specialists and hospitals

    How old is your mom? What symptoms is she experiencing? Bone pain? Anemia? Kidney damage?

    Hang in there,

    David Emerson
    MM Survivor
    MM Cancer Coach

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Dana Kelly says 5 years ago

I am a breast Cancer patient. I have metaplastic carcinoma squamous subtype triple negative.

I have the following suppliments:
1. Anamu Guinea Hen Weed
2. Bitter Melon
3. Cat’s Claw
4. Graviola
5. Pau D’Arco
6. Tumeric
7. Wormwood
My question is this : can I take these suppliments while on chemotheray?

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    David Emerson says 5 years ago

    Hi Dana-

    Your question is on of the if not THE most heatedly debated issues of all time. I have read studies proving both sides of the question. I have read that turmeric/curcumin enhances the efficacy of certain chemotherapies. To be safe you can always discontinue the day or two before chemo and then begin supplementation again a day or two after chemotherapy.

    What stage were you at diagnosis?

    David Emerson

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    genevive says 4 years ago

    Careful with the turmeric. It started giving me heavy dizzy spells.

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      David Emerson says 4 years ago

      Hi Genevive-

      Thanks for your feedback.

      David Emerson

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FABIENNE says 6 years ago

Hello,
How much bitter melon for a terminal cancer?
Thank you.
FABIENNE.

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    David Emerson says 6 years ago

    Hi Fabienne-

    I need to learn more about your situation.

    1) what type of cancer?

    2) If you are talking “terminal” is it stage 4?

    3) When was the cancer first diagnosed?

    4) What therapies has the patient already undergone? Surgery? Chemo? Radiation?

    Depending on the type of cancer, Bitter Melon is one of several different non-toxic, evidence-based therapies that may be cytotoxic to the cancer.

    Let me know.

    Hang in there,

    David Emerson

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      marion webster says 5 years ago

      my father has stage 2 colon. He is 84 years old. We are looking into helping him through natural means. How can you help. His diagnosis was in February 2017.

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        David Emerson says 5 years ago

        Hi Marion-
        I am sorry to learn of your father’s colon cancer diagnosis. By telling me your father’s age and then explaining that you would like to know more about “natural means” my guess is that the article excerpted below summarizes your thinking.

        While surgically removing a colon tumor is major surgery for your father, this therapy is an important step in debulking your dad’s cancer. If recommend your dad “PREHABILITATES” meaning that he prepares for his surgery through diet, moderate exercise, rest, etc.

        Secondly, there are many evidence-based yet non-conventional and non-toxic therapies that have shown the ability to reduce the risk of relapse of colon cancer. My point is that by undergoing these therapies we can work to get your father into the 75% of colon cancer survivors who have not relapsed after five years.

        I am a cancer survivor and cancer coach. My job is to work with patients, survivors and caregivers to research and provide a therapy plan that will achieve your goals. All cancer coaching fees are a donated to the 501c3 PeopleBeatingCancer that manages this site.

        Let me know if you have any questions.

        David Emerson

        Stage II Colon Cancer: To Treat or Not to Treat?
        “In stage I colon cancer, surgical resection alone is widely accepted as standard treatment, and no additional therapy is needed. Stage III tumors, which are defined as having cancer cells found in the lymph nodes near the tumor, are treated with surgery followed by chemotherapy (called adjuvant chemotherapy, meaning it is given after surgery to reduce the risk of a recurrence of the cancer), and this has been shown to provide a benefit in survival. Stage II disease, however, falls somewhere in between, and an estimated 75% of people with this diagnosis will be cancer-free 5 years later, without adjuvant chemotherapy...”

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          Robin says 4 years ago

          Hi David, Are you saying the bitter melon can reduce the size of a colon tumor? My friend (55) has a rectal mass that makes elimination very painful and he would love to try natural agents. He has not done surgery or chemo/rad and hopes to prevent that. He has had some progress shrinking the tumor with Dr. Simoncini baking soda protocol but it is a bit painful to do for more that a 2-3 days. He is willing to try plant-based enema and retention implants to keep the solution inside as long as possible. Any suggestions? Thank you

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          David Emerson says 4 years ago

          Hi Robin,

          Several things. I am sorry to read that your friend is struggling with a rectal mass. Regarding the idea of removing or shrinking the mass, two key issues-

          1) how best to completely remove the mass-

          2) how best to prevent colorectal cancer-

          I agree that chemotherapy and or radiation should be therapies of last resort because of their side effects. However, please consider having your friend see an oncologist to get a specific diagnosis. I am only saying that it is essential for your friend to have a complete picture of possible colorectal cancer at this point.

          Secondly, please have your friend consider surgical removal of the tumor. Surgery is by far the best, fastest, easiest method of debulking possible cancer. While complementary therapies such as bitter melon and baking soda may slow the grow of or reduce the size of tumors, complementary therapies, in general, are slow acting and may not provide relief in a timely manner.

          Lastly, there are many evidence-based non-toxic therapies to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer such as bitter melon, curcumin, and resveratrol. But again, these therapies are slow acting.

          If your friend will get his colon tumor diagnosed by an oncologist I will research and provide a list of evidence-based, non-toxic therapies for him to take.

          Let me know. Thanks and hang in there.

          David Emerson

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