Multiple Myeloma an incurable disease, but I have spent the last 25 years in remission using a blend of conventional oncology and evidence-based nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle therapies from peer-reviewed studies that your oncologist probably hasn't told you about.
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In many ways being a multiple myeloma survivor is a mind-body challenge. How each and every patient feels about him or herself can be a challenge.
“I don’t want people to define me by my cancer.” If I’ve heard this statement once, I’ve heard and read it a thousand times. In a way, denial is a type of mind-body therapy.
As a 25 plus year survivor of an incurable cancer, multiple myeloma, I understand why people feel this way. Your life is about much more than your cancer.
I would like to offer 3 beliefs, 3 mind-body therapies, that convey a different approach from the statement above. Then I would like to link a cancer survivor’s blog post below.
I am both a MM survivor and MM cancer coach. Experience has taught me that mind-body therapy is central to your cancer care.
I think the three mind-body therapies below help me live with my incurable cancer- day in, day out, year after year… Keep in mind that it took me many years and lots of thinking before I was able to say what I say below.
As for the stupid comments and positive comments below, let me first say that I truly believe that when people say stupid things about your cancer, they mean well. People are desperately looking for something so say. I’ve been thinking about my own survival of an incurable blood cancer and even I don’t know what to say about it.
Thank you Lisa Bonchek Adams
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Hearing about a loved one’s diagnosis can be shocking, heartbreaking, and everything in between. Whether they break the news in person or you hear it through the grapevine, give yourself space to process and acknowledge all emotions.
It’s important to remember that there will be times when your loved one will not want to talk about their diagnosis. Consider taking a moment on your own to learn more about their condition, whether it be talking with a family member or doing some research.
If you’re struggling to find the right words, here are 12 kind things to say to someone with cancer:
Show up for your loved ones and remain by their side as they go through this process. And if you say these words, make sure you mean them, and support them through thick and thin.