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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Newly diagnosed myeloma patients are often told that their cancer “is incurable but very treatable.” When I was first diagnosed with MM in early ’94, I didn’t understand what that meant for me as a newly diagnosed MM patient. I didn’t know that both C-B-D and chemotherapy both would be important.
Conventional MM oncology talks only about FDA approved therapies- multiple myeloma chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. When your oncologist tells you that your MM is incurable but very treatable, he/she means that there is a long and growing list of FDA approved MM chemotherapy regimens.
What is equally important for newly diagnosed MM patients to understand is that there is also a long and growing list of evidence-based, non-conventional MM therapies as well. Research has shown that these therapies are cytotoxic (kill) MM and well as can enhance MM chemotherapy to kill MM more effectively.
Unfortunately, while C-B-D oil, according to the study linked below, treats MM, your oncologist will not talk about it. Conventional oncology generally sticks with talking about only conventional, FDA approved therapies.
What have I learned about MM since my diagnosis in 2/94?
Myeloma is about two things
MMers usually don’t die from their cancer. They die from health problems caused by their cancer such as bone damage, anemia, kidney damage and/or from the toxicity caused by chemotherapy and radiation.
The solution? Take an integrative approach to managing your multiple myeloma. Enhance the efficacy of chemotherapy and while you reduce the toxicity.
Based on the study linked below, cannabidiol/cannabis can work both on its own and with Velcade (Bortezomib) to induce cell death in Multiple Myeloma cells.
Conventional therapies can help you manage your MM. Non-conventional therapies can help you manage your MM. In my experience and research, MM patients and survivors will need every therapy tool in the MM tool box.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, let me say this loud and clear:
It is critical that you become an active participant in your care. Learn everything you can.
I am alive today largely because I took the time to find out everything I could about Multiple Myeloma and sought out the full spectrum of evidence-based MM therapies both conventional (FDA approved) and non-conventional.
Please watch the video below to learn more about the evidence-based, integrative therapies to combat treatment side effects and enhance your chemotherapy.
Your decision-making begins by learning about the full spectrum of evidence-based myeloma therapies, both conventional and non-conventional. Here are some questions you may have right now:
To learn more about the topics covered in the Multiple Myeloma Coaching Program, click here for a complete lesson outline.
The PubMed study linked and excepted below cites the ability cannabidiol to kill mm cells and increase the efficacy of Velcade (bortezomib).
I wish you all the best on your Multiple Myeloma journey.
“Multiple myeloma (MM) is a plasma cell (PC) malignancy characterised by the accumulation of a monoclonal PC population in the bone marrow (BM).
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid with antitumoural activities, and the transient receptor potential vanilloid type-2 (TRPV2) channel has been reported as a potential CBD receptor.
TRPV2 activation by CBD decreases proliferation and increases susceptibility to drug-induced cell death in human cancer cells.
However, no functional role has been ascribed to CBD and TRPV2 in MM. In this study, we identified the presence of heterogeneous CD138+TRPV2+ and CD138+TRPV2- PC populations in MM patients, whereas only the CD138+ TRPV2- population was present in RPMI8226 and U266 MM cell lines.
Because bortezomib (BORT) is commonly used in MM treatment, we investigated the effects of CBD and BORT in CD138+TRPV2- MM cells and in MM cell lines transfected with TRPV2 (CD138+TRPV2+).
These results showed that CBD by itself or in synergy with BORT strongly inhibited growth, arrested cell cycle progression and induced MM cells death by regulating the ERK, AKT and NF-κB pathways with major effects in TRPV2+ cells. These data provide a rationale for using CBD to increase the activity of proteasome inhibitors in MM.”
“Cannabinoids -the active chemicals in cannabis – are effective in killing leukemia cells, particularly when used in combination with chemotherapy treatments, new research confirms…
Researchers also found that sequential use of an initial dose of chemotherapy first and then cannabinoids significantly improved overall results against the blood cancer cells. They found that combining existing chemotherapy treatments with cannabinoids had better results than chemotherapy alone, meaning that a similar level of effect could be achieved through using a lower dose of the chemotherapy.
If this were translated to humans, this lower dose of chemotherapy would mean that the side-effects of chemotherapy could be lessened…
“We have shown for the first time that the order in which cannabinoids and chemotherapy are used is crucial in determining the overall effectiveness of this treatment…
“These extracts are highly concentrated and purified, so smoking marijuana will not have a similar effect. But cannabinoids are a very exciting prospect in oncology, and studies such as ours serve to establish the best ways that they should be used to maximise a therapeutic effect.”
Studies Document the Ability of Medical Marijuana to Manage Cancer Pain, Enhance the Efficacy of Conventional MM Chemotherapy and Kill Myeloma cells-
If you’ve been diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM), you may be overwhelmed with emotion and confusion. The first thing all newly diagnosed MM patients must wrap their brain around is that MM is considered to be incurable by conventional oncology. It is in your best interest to include evidence-based conventional and non-conventional multiple myeloma therapy. Medical marijuana, CBD oil is one such MM therapy.
The mission of PeopleBeatingCancer is to provide you with information about both conventional and evidence-based non-conventional MM therapies. Medical marijuana is one such evidence-based non-conventional MM therapy.
The devil is in the details as they say.
Cannabis is controversial and must be tested and researched. The first link below will take you to an excellent slide show on the topic. The second link will take you to the PeopleBeatingCancer posts on MM.
Recreational marijuana is of no interest to me. I tried it as a teen and became sleepy and anti-social. Back in those days I wanted to be social and awake.
Skip ahead 40 years. I am a long-term multiple myeloma survivor and MM cancer coach. One of the most common questions I’m asked on PeopleBeatingCancer is if multiple myeloma patients will benefit from medical marijuana or CBD oil- “is CBD good for MM?”
I can make arguments both pro and con for the legalization of recreational marijuana but not for the legalization of medical marijuana.
The benefit of medical cannabis is a pure benefit to society. Regulate it, tax it but make it available for MM patients and survivors.
Cannabinoids as medical therapy is still relatively new. The five issues listed below must be addressed before cancer patients, survivors and caregivers can safely use medical marijuana.
For more information on cancer and medical use of cannabis, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.
Medical marijuana is any part of the marijuana plant that you use to treat health problems. People use it to get relief from their symptoms, not to try to get high.
Most marijuana that’s sold legally as medicine has the same ingredients as the kind that people use for pleasure. But some medical marijuana is specially grown to have less of the chemicals that cause feelings of euphoria.
” These results showed that CBD by itself or in synergy with BORT strongly inhibited growth, arrested cell cycle progression and induced MM cells death by regulating the ERK, AKT and NF-κB pathways with major effects in TRPV2+ cells. These data provide a rationale for using CBD to increase the activity of proteasome inhibitors in MM.”
“Herein, we also found that the CBD and THC combination is able to reduce expression of the β5i subunit as well as to act in synergy with CFZ to increase MM cell death and inhibits cell migration. In summary, these results proved that this combination exerts strong anti-myeloma activities…”