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Hi David – I have recently been diagnosed with IgA Lambda Multiple Myeloma. After four sets of labs have come back the same or improved, my oncologist has labeled me as “smoldering multiple myeloma” aka SMM.
My last labs improved after some positive changes after implementing dietary changes and adding supplements. My IgA dropped 50 points to 1663. My M-spike dropped from 1.9 to 1.5. And that was in just under two months.
My Bone Marrow Biopsy showed 20% plasma cell involvement. Next month I will be going to a myeloma specialist at UAMS in Arkansas. My hope is to have a clearer picture of what I have. I understand IgA is more rare and possibly progresses faster.
My ultimate goal would be to avoid chemo until it is absolutely necessary. I am trying to implement as many things as possible to prevent chemo.
I have gone to a mostly vegan diet and I am gluten free after my Naturopath discovered I am highly allergic to gluten. I am also following Margaret’s Corner curcumin protocol and taking 8 grams of curcumin daily preceded by Quercetin and fish oil just before my evening meal. I am also on a variety of other supplements from my NP.
I was reading about taking Wobenzyme N here on PeopleBeatingCancer.org and was curious if that would be a good addition.
Do you have any suggested protocols you would suggest for me? I am desperate to stave off this disease as long as possible. I have no symptoms other than some random aches in my low back and shoulder, neither of which I can confirm are from myeloma. My skeletal survey was clear and I have no CRAB symptoms. I feel well and healthy, especially after making the changes I have made recently. So I would like to stay that way as long as possible. Any info you could give would be most appreciated.” Many thanks, Debby
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Dedra, it is possible that you can maintain your pre-MM status for years. Margaret has. At the same time, I think it is good to be prepared for the possibility of undergoing conventional therapies if need be. It is the amount of chemo that is the issue in my experience. Less is more…
Eat cleanly, exercise, supplement, get plenty of sleep. Let me know if you have any questions.
Hang in there,
Multiple myeloma is defined as smoldering (asymptomatic) or active (symptomatic). The NCCN criteria for smoldering multiple myeloma are as follows  :
The NCCN also recommends that a patient whose bone survey is negative be assessed for bone disease with whole-body skeletal MRI, FDG PET/CT, of low-dose CT to differentiate active from smoldering MM. 
In the NCCN guidelines, active multiple myeloma is no longer diagnosed using the CRAB criteria (hyperCalcemia, Renal failure, Anemia, Bone lesions) for end-organ damage. The current diagnostic criteria for symptomatic multiple myeloma are as follows  :
Myeloma-defining events include the following  :
In November 2014, the International Myeloma Working Group added the following criteria to the CRAB criteria for multiple myeloma  :
The International Working Group noted that these findings have been “associated with near inevitable development of CRAB features in patients who would otherwise be regarded as having smouldering multiple myeloma.”  The presence of any of the CRAB criteria or any of these three additional criteria justifies therapy…”