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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Research, analysis and personal experience has taught me that newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) patients must learn and draw on both conventional (FDA approved) and evidence-based non-conventional MM therapies to achieve the longest, highest quality of life possible. Multiple myeloma diagnostics are central to that idea.
The one area of MM life that is the exclusive purview of conventional oncology however, is diagnostic testing. Because the vast majority (90%) of MM patients will experience bone involvement at some time during their lives, MM diagnostic imaging to measure bone health will be a regular experience.
Concern for your bone health will also be a significant portion of your Multiple Myeloma management. To learn more about how to optimize your bone health with multiple myeloma diagnostics as well as both conventional and non-conventional therapies, please watch the short video below:
The study linked and excerpted below seems to come to two different conclusions. My personal experience is that the best combination of:
is whole-body x-rays (WBXR). Meaning, my many x-rays were cheap and easy for me. Unfortunately, my oncologist may have misdiagnosed me. Dr. Berger told me that I had a single bone plasmacytoma.
Dr. Makely, the pathologist reported that I definately had MM elsewhere in my iliac crest. Dr. Makely’s diagnosis was confirmed by a PET scan.
If I knew then what I know now…
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“Background– For decades, the most widely used imaging technique for myeloma bone lesions has been a whole-body skeletal X-ray survey (WBXR), but newer promising imaging techniques are evolving…
Purpose-To compare WBXR with the advanced imaging techniques
in the detection of myeloma bone lesions…
Results-In a region-based analysis, a two-sided ANOVA test showed that the extent of detected skeletal disease depends on the scanning technique…
Tukey’s multiple comparison test revealed that WB-MRI on average detects significantly more affected regions than WBXR, FDG-PET/CT, and NaF-PET/CT.
In a patient-based analysis, a Cochran’s Q test showed that there are no significant differences in the proportion of patients with bone disease detected by the different scanning techniques…