The problem with the usual Multiple Myeloma Information given by conventional oncology is me or my life as a MM survior. 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.
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.
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: