Recently Diagnosed or Relapsed? Stop Looking For a Miracle Cure, and Use Evidence-Based Therapies To Enhance Your Treatment and Prolong Your Remission

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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Single Myeloma, Multiple Myeloma

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When I received a multiple myeloma diagnosis in early ’94 an x-ray showed a large mass in my neck. Eight hours of surgery determined that the mass was a single plasmacytoma.

Okay, “myelo” means bone marrow.  Since multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that grows in your bone marrow, that make sense. But when I received a multiple myeloma diagnosis, was it single or multiple?

But why is it called MULTIPLE Myeloma!? The answer goes to how MM can manifest itself inside you. There is such as thing as single myeloma. It is called a single or solitary plasmacytoma.

When I was first diagnosed in early ’94 the x-ray showed a large mass in my neck. Eight hours of surgery determined that the mass was a single plasmacytoma.

If I knew then what I know now I would have jumped on the many evidence-based, non-toxic, anti-MM therapies that comprise the Multiple Myeloma Cancer Coaching Program (MM CC). Maybe I would have remained in a pre-MM stage.

If you are a newly diagnosed MMer is it important to understand that  pre-MM is not full-blown MM. MGUS, SMM and single plasmcytomas are pre-MM stages that may not become MM for years if ever. Your challenge is that conventional oncology says that there is nothing you can do. Conventional oncology also says that MM is incurable.

My experience is otherwise.

I have remained in complete remission from my multiple myeloma since 1999. I do this by living an evidence-based,  anti-MM lifestyle. I consider my lifestyle to be a non-toxic form of low-dose maintenance therapy coupled with non-t0xic, metronomic therapy.

I have relied on research-based therapies to do so including anti-MM nutrition, anti-MM supplementation, anti-cancer lifestyle therapies, conventional and non-conventional bone health therapies and mind body therapies. I have created a Multiple Myeloma Cancer Coaching Package, which outlines the evidence-based therapies that I follow.

Please watch the video below to learn more about the evidence-based, integrative therapies to combat treatment side effects and enhance your chemotherapy.

Scroll down the page and post a question or a comment is you would like to. I will reply to you ASAP.

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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“Treatment / Management

Plasmacytomas are treated with radiation therapy (RT), surgery, and chemotherapy as required, given the disease condition.


Plasmacytoma is radiosensitive, and radiotherapy is the treatment of choice in SPB and EMP, which helps achieve an 80% control rate.

Fractionated radiotherapy dose of 40-50 Gy over a duration of 4 weeks is given at the rate of 1.8 to 2.0 Gy per fraction.

Conformal RT with parallel fields is commonly used to cover planning target volume (PTV). However, intensely modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) may be used to spare important structures like eyes and glands.

The treatment field includes the tumor along with a 1.5 to 2.0 cm tumor-free margin. Furthermore, some authors recommend including the whole bone-in RT margins due to fear of recurrence, while others recommend the partially involved bone to be included in radiation therapy. In cases of vertebral involvement, RT fields include 1 or 2 vertebrae above and below the affected vertebral level. Lymph node involvement in the radiation field is recommended if lymph nodes are involved in the disease process. The addition of regional lymph nodes in the radiation margin when not involved in the disease process decreases the recurrence rate. Still, it is associated with increased morbidity and hence not preferred.

The Most BioAvailable Curcumin Formulas

“Based on a review of these studies, it is evident that better bioavailability of formulated curcumin (CU) products is mostly attributed to improved solubility, stability, and possibly low first-pass metabolism”

A search of the Pubmed database for the word curcumin yields 601 studies spaning health topics from multiple myeloma and colorectal cancer, to chemotherapies that synergizes with CU, to Alzheimer’s Disease, arthritis and more. Based on years of reading studies and personal accounts, I think it is safe to say that CU supplementation is safe and relatively inexpensive.

I have read about myeloma patients taking daily doses of CU from 400 milligrams to 8 grams (1000 milligrams = 1 gram). By almost any measure, CU is a safe, inexpensive wonder drug.

The only challenge is that CU is famously difficult to absorb in the body. In other words, a person has to mix curcumin with some sort of fat (coconut oil, chocolate, etc.) or take a brand of curcumin capsule that is already formulated to be more “bioavailable” in order to derive the full benefit of CU.

The study linked and exerpted below reviews different formulations of CU. The study itself lists the three most bioavailable formulation/brand of CU and I’ve added an excerpt from a further review from Consumerlab.com that lists four additional bioavailable brands of CU.

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CU is a bright yellow chemical produced by some plants. It is the principal curcuminoid of turmeric (Curcuma longa), a member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is sold as an herbal supplement, cosmetics ingredient, food flavoring, and food coloring.[1]

Bioavailable curcumin formulations: A review of pharmacokinetic studies in healthy volunteers.

“Curcumin is a widely studied natural compound which has shown tremendous in vitro therapeutic potential. Despite that, the clinical efficacy of the native CU is weak due to its low bioavailability and high metabolism in the gastrointestinal tract. During the last decade, researchers have come up with different formulations with a focus on improving the bioavailability of curcumin. As a result, a significant number of bioavailable curcumin-based formulations were introduced with the varying range of enhanced bioavailability.

The purpose of this review is to collate the published clinical studies of CU products with improved bioavailability over conventional (unformulated) CU. Based on the literature search, 11 curcumin formulations with available human bioavailability and pharmacokinetics data were included in this review. Further, the data on clinical study design, analytical method, pharmacokinetic parameters and other relevant details of each formulation were extracted.

Based on a review of these studies, it is evident that better bioavailability of formulated curcumin products is mostly attributed to improved solubility, stability, and possibly low first-pass metabolism. The review hopes to provide a quick reference guide for anyone looking information on these bioavailable curcumin formulations.

Based on the published reports,

exhibited over 100-fold higher bioavailability relative to reference unformulated CU. Suggested mechanisms accounting for improved bioavailability of the formulations and details on the bioanalysis methods are also discussed.”

According to Consumerlab.com:

“Novasol has the highest bioavailability (185 x compared to unforumulated CU), followed by Curcuwin (136 x), Longvida (100 x), Meriva (48 x), BCM-95 (27 x), Curcumin C3 Complex + Bioperene (20 x), and then Theracumin (16 x).”



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Cheryl says 7 years ago

David my Dad has just been diagnosed with SMM. He is 77 yrs old. We feel we have time to try natural therapy first. He has had life threatening pneumonia 6 months ago and we are afraid chemo will make his body so weak he could get pneumonia again and this time not make it thru it. We are researching. I ran across your website and at that time found a question where the person asked you for dosages to your regimen. You listed those for that person. I cannot for the life of me find that again! Do you mind again stating your everyday drug regimen with dosages? You even had links to the individual vitamins, etc to Amazon which had pricing. We are placing our faith in God and in your advice. I feel you are real in your desire to help people. I will leave a comment a few months down the road as we see how this works for my Dad. Thank you so much.

    David Emerson says 7 years ago

    HI Cheryl-

    I am sorry to learn of your dad’s SMM diagnosis. There is a good chance that the SMM is slow moving or slow to progress.

    I agree with your thinking that chemotherapy might be tough for your dad to handle at 77 years of age. Your dad’s challenge is to balance quality with quantity of life at this point.

    Both MGUS and SMM are considered to be pre-MM and most oncologists recommend no therapy. Though your dad should have his m-spike checked frequently as well as other blood work to keep an eye on any progression of SMM.

    Re your question about doses or regimen of drugs. I take evidence-based supplements and antioxidants not drugs. I tell people what I do and recommend that they follow dosing directions on the bottle of the supplement that they buy.

    When your dad was diagnosed did he have any symptoms (other than a weakened immune system) such as kidney damage (creatinine levels), bone pain, or anemia (tired)? Low iron, hemoglobin, etc?

    It is important to be clear that I am not a professional in any way. I do not prescribe drugs or take drugs for my MM. I am a long-term MM survivor and MM cancer coach. The multiple myeloma cancer coaching program is based on 22 plus years of research and how I manage my own MM through evidence-based, anti-MM nutrition, supplementation, bone health, lifestyle and mind-body therapy. BTW, spirituality has been shown to help as a real therapy.

    To learn more about the MM CC program please click now to watch this free video-


    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Hang in there,

    David Emerson

Jeffry Warrington says 7 years ago

You should be ashamed of yourself. This is just a damn money maker.

    David Emerson says 7 years ago

    Hi Jeff-

    PBC is a 501c3 non-profit. Our mission is to demystify cancer. PBC incurs about 40k in expenses annually such as web hosting, web development, the AD salary, etc. I make no money from PBC. Approx. 40% of our annual revenues come from individual donations. Another 50% comes from corporate donations and grants. Cancer coaching, donations from cancer patients, makes up the balance. All of this information is outlined in our financial statements linked to the home page.

    If you are a MM patient or survivor and you pursue only conventional MM therapy you will relapse until nothing more can be done for you. You owe it to yourself and your caregivers to learn about and consider evidence-based anti-MM therapies.

    Thanks for your feedback.

    David Emerson

Joseph Muto says 7 years ago

thank you

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