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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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First of all,  I was grateful to find your site. Thank you for all that you’re doing to help us beat multiple myeloma (MM) and stay in remission. While being treated for breast cancer (advanced), I received the diagnosis of MM the end of August.

Treatment for the breast cancer stopped and I started the third round of chemo this week.  Yesterday my doctor talked to me about the bloodwork and PET scan last week. The good news is that my body is responding well to the chemo and a couple of the labs were within normal range. I am managing my MM.

My oncologist talked with me about considering autologous stem cell transplant after the fourth round of my induction therapy. It sounded very intensive and concerning given the breast cancer as well. He will talk with his team to find out if it’s advisable.

I am wondering if you did this type of therapy or have you been free of MM that long that the treatment wasn’t available? I plan on doing IV vitamin C therapy soon once I have raised more money in my GoFundMe campaign. It’s something I have wanted to do for quite some time and the new diagnosis makes it even more important.

How long did you do the IV vitamin C? I am also working with a naturopath who specializes in oncology, taking supplements, eating a ketogenic diet, doing oxygen therapy and having a lot of energy work done. Despite the health challenges, I have faith and a lot support.

One more question . . . I learned that green tea interferes with the Velcade. It looks like you recommend drinking green tea so I am curious about that. Also, I recently learned about off label medications for the MM and breast cancer based on the book “How to Starve Cancer” and am considering going down that road although it seems complicated. Do you take any off label medications to stay in remission? Do you take any conventional treatments now? (i.e., Zometa)

Thank you. I look forward to your response. Kathy


Hi Kathy,

My name is David Emerson. I am a long-term MM survivor and MM coach. I will list your questions below and reply to each as best as I can.
1) “The good news is that my body is responding well to the chemo and a couple of the labs were within normal range”
You may have achieved remission with your mm therapy thus far.
2) “It sounded very intensive and concerning given the breast cancer as well.”
Yes, an ASCT is high-dose chemotherapy and very intensive. I am not an oncologist but having been through an ASCT, I cannot understand why your oncologist would put you through that procedure. Studies confirm that you will do just as well, perhaps better by undergoing MM therapy as needed. This is what you have done for your first two rounds of therapy.
3) “I am wondering if you did this type of therapy or have you been free of MM that long that the treatment wasn’t available?”
Yes, I had an autologous stem cell transplant in December of 1994. Yes the high-dose chemotherapy is intensive and I sustained many short, long-term and late stage side effects from this treatment.
4) “I plan on doing IV vitamin C therapy soon once I have raised more money in my GoFundMe campaign. It’s something I have wanted to do for quite some time and the new diagnosis makes it even more important.”
Keep in mind that Intravenous Vitamin C therapy is cytotoxic (kills) both MM and breast cancer.

High Dose IV Vitamin C and Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Case Report

“tudies with high dose vitamin C have shown cytotoxic and anti-metastatic activity on various cancer types mainly by its action as a pro-oxidant agent..”

5) “How long did you do the IV vitamin C? I am also working with a naturopath who specializes in oncology, taking supplements, eating a ketogenic diet, doing oxygen therapy and having a lot of energy work done…”
I have never had intravenous vitamin C therapy. I underwent several non-conventional therapies after I had “failed” conventional MM therapies and continue to undergo many of the less expensive, non-toxic MM therapies today (such as whole-body hyperthermia, anti-angiogenic nutrition, supplementation, acupuncture, HBOT, others).
I think working with a naturopath who specializes in cancer is a good idea.
6) “ I learned that green tea interferes with the Velcade. It looks like you recommend drinking green tea so I am curious about that.”
You are correct. According to research, EGCG (active ingredient in green tea) reduces the efficacy of Velcade (Bortezomib). If green tea extract supplementation overlaps Velcade infusion, I recommend that MM patients stop taking (or drinking) green tea extract the day before they undergo their Velcade and begin again the day following.
7) “Also, I recently learned about off label medications for the MM and breast cancer based on the book “How to Starve Cancer” and am considering going down that road although it seems complicated. Do you take any off label medications to stay in remission? Do you take any conventional treatments now? (i.e., Zometa)”
I underwent bisphosphonate therapy (zometa) when I was first diagnosed, I haven’t had zometa since 1995. Bisphosphonate therapy (bone strengthening) therapy is standard-of-care therapy for MM patients. Your health insurance should cover Zometa.
Further, I have read studies that bone strengthening therapy is good for metastatic breast cancer. Your oncologist has two good reasons to prescribe bis.therapy for you.
No, I do not take any off-label or conventional medications to stay in remission from my MM. I will say however, that I work at daily non-conventional therapies to stay in complete remission…my wife thinks I’m extreme…
Let me know if you have any other questions Christine.
Hang in there,
David Emerson
  • MM Survivor
  • MM Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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