Multiple Myeloma Treatment Options- Evidence-based Conventional and Non-Conventional

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Multiple Myeloma Patients Must Combine the Best of both Conventional and Non-Conventional Therapies to Manage their Incurable Cancer

If you google “treatment options for multiple myeloma” you will come upon lists and lists of conventional/FDA approved conventional treatments. These therapies are what is called the standard-of-care for MM. That means that your health insurance will probably pay for the therapy as it has been approved by the FDA. The second list below comes from the MMRF website.

Image result for image of multiple myelomaThe newly diagnosed myeloma patient must understand that conventional oncology can’t cure MM. According to the American Cancer Society the five-year survival rate for myeloma patients is 48%. More than half of newly diagnosed myeloma patients will not live five years.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that there is a long and growing list of evidence-based non-conventional myeloma therapies. Specific foods and supplements that research has shown can starve MM. ┬áLifestyle therapies that have also been shown to fight MM.

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I am both a long-term MM survivor and MM cancer coach. I have lived in complete remission from my MM since early 1999 by living an evidence-based, non-toxic, anti-MM lifestyle through nutrition, supplementation, bone health, mind-body therapies and more.

Have you been diagnosed with MM? What stage? Are you experiencing any symptoms such as bone pain, anemia or kidney damage?

Please look to the right of this page to register and watch the free webinar about the MM Cancer Coaching Program. Let me know if you have any questions.

thank you,

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

The treatment for multiple myeloma may include:

  • Chemotherapy and other drugs.
  • Bisphosphonates.
  • Radiation.
  • Surgery.
  • Stem cell transplant.
  • Plasmapheresis.

Learn more about multiple myeloma treatment options

Multiple myeloma drug therapies
Stem cell transplants
Radiation therapy
Alternative therapies
Myeloma treatment by stage
Treatment FAQs

David Emerson is a 23 year Multiple Myeloma survivor. He started as a non-profit in 2004 to help cancer survivors and caregivers navigate the vast world of cancer issues by providing evidence-based information on the most pressing cancer issues. Since 2004, David has impacted over 600,000 people through this website. He is in the process of developing cancer-specific coaching program, and also does one-on-one coaching via phone or email. Thank you for visiting!

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2 comments on “Multiple Myeloma Treatment Options- Evidence-based Conventional and Non-Conventional
  1. Dionysios Ntallas says:

    Can you suggest any health clinics that can educate and actually put you through an intensive short term period of alternative therapies?

    • David says:

      Hi Dionysios-

      Two issues. First, my experience with alternative therapy clinics is that they charge for and practice an entire treatment. At the same time, alternative therapies generally take longer to work, at least on cancers, than say, toxic chemotherapy. So nothing comes to my mind to answer your question.

      David Emerson

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