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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The problem with the usual “Multiple Myeloma Explained” scenario given by conventional oncology is me or my life as a MM survivor. I have lived in complete remission since 1999.
I underwent an autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) in 12/95, went into remission twice, relapsed twice and was told “there is nothing more we can do for you.” I underwent a “quack” cancer therapy, reached remission and have remained in complete remission by living an evidence-based anti-MM lifestyle.
My point is that when your oncologist tells you that myeloma is incurable, he or she doesn’t talk about evidence-based but non-toxic, non-conventional therapies.
The conventional Multiple Myeloma Explained is about:
I don’t mean to sound harsh when I explain that conventional myeloma treatment is a foregone conclusion. I have known dozens of MM patients and survivors over the years and each has gone through 1-7 above. The progression may take 1-3 years or it may take ten years. But the result is always the same.
I am both a long-term MM survivor and MM cancer coach. Needless to say…I take a somewhat contrarian view to multiple myeloma compared to the average hematologist/oncologist. I have researched and created a MM Cancer Coaching program based on what I do and why I do it.
Please watch the video below to learn more about the evidence-based, integrative therapies to combat treatment side effects and enhance your chemotherapy.
If you have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma regardless of the stage at diagnosis, please read Dr. Vincent Rajkumar’s essay-
“Although not often openly acknowledged, “cure vs control” is the dominant philosophical difference behind many of the strategies, trials, and debates related to the management of myeloma. Should we treat patients with myeloma with multidrug, multitransplant combinations with the goal of potentially curing a subset of patients, recognizing that the risk of adverse events and effect on quality of life will be substantial? Or should we address myeloma as a chronic incurable condition with the goal of disease control, using the least toxic regimens, emphasizing a balance between efficacy and quality of life, and reserving more aggressive therapy for later?
To be sure, if cure were known to be possible (with a reasonable probability) in myeloma, it would undoubtedly be the preferred therapeutic goal of most patients and physicians. But this is not the case. Myeloma is generally not considered a curable disease…”
Please understand that the FDA approved MM “Standard-of-Care” therapy plan consisting of induction therapy, an autologous stem cell transplant followed by maintenance therapy is what is referred to as “one size fits all.” Meaning, this therapy plan is effective at putting stage 2 and 3 NDMM patients in remission but is much too much toxicity for anyone not in stage 2 or 3.
Learn about the pros and cons of conventional MM therapy. Consider what therapies are best for you in your specific situation.
Thanks and hang in there,
I found WebMD’s multiple myeloma to be a good explanation of the basics:
“In multiple myeloma, a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell multiplies unusually. Normally, they make antibodies that help fight infections. But in multiple myeloma, they release too much protein (called immunoglobulin) into the bones and blood. It builds up throughout the body, causing organ damage.
The plasma cells also crowd normal blood cells in the bone. They release chemicals that dissolve bone. The weak areas of bone created by this are called lytic lesions.
As multiple myeloma gets worse, those plasma cells begin to spill out of the bone marrow and spread through the body. This causes more organ damage…”
“Early on, multiple myeloma may cause no symptoms. As time passes, you may have:
“Your doctor may test you for multiple myeloma if a blood test reveals:
If your doctor thinks you have multiple myeloma, he’ll test your blood, urine, and bones. Some tests he may order include: