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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Yes, according to research, multiple myeloma patients who achieve MRD often reach longer overall survival compared to MM patients who do not reach MRD. What studies like the first and second ones linked below fail to report is that long-term outcomes do not take long-term or late stage side effects, powerful predictors of quality of life, into account.
Please don’t misunderstand me. I think long-term outcomes, that is to say MM survival beyond the stated 5-7 year averages, is an important goal. Often the main goal for relatively young newly diagnosed patients.
If you are a newly diagnosed MM patient, please try to think through HOW you achieve MRD status. In other words, if you achieve MRD or sCR status by aggressive, high-dose chemotherapy (say a double ASCT), then you drastically increase your risk of short, long-term and late stage side effects. Think about your life outlined in the bottom study linked below.
If however, you achieve MRD or sCR status by undergoing relatively little aggressive chemo, say by undergoing only 3-4 induction cycles (this can happen…really) then consider discontinuing your chemo and live as anti-MM a lifestyle as you can through-
I occasionally read newly diagnosed MM patients post in Facebook groups that their oncologist has mentioned MM patients being…shall I say it…cured!
According to the second article below, the term “functional cure” is being used to describe MM survivors who live for more than 15 years.
Unfortunately, this length of life comes at a cost. The last study below talks about the serious long-term and late stage side effects experienced by mm patients who undergo high-dose aggressive chemotherapy and who survive for more than 15 years.
If you’d like to learn more about evidence-based but non-conventional, non-toxic MM therapies, please scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.