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To Transplant or Not To Transplant (ASCT) In Multiple Myeloma

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New drugs provide powerful options, but little consensus on whether to Transplant or Not to Transplant in Multiple Myeloma-

My guess is that if you are reading this post, you have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and your oncologist is urging you to have a stem cell transplant immediately following your induction chemotherapy.

But you are wondering if it is better to transplant or not to transplant? And if you can harvest your stem cells and then wait?

An Autologous Stem Cell Transplant (ASCT) can be a tempting therapy option. Your oncologist tells you that an ASCT is the “best option.” You feel as though it might be best to get it over with. Sure, an ASCT will be tough but then I will be in remission for years…

I know the feeling. I had an ASCT shortly after I was diagnosed with MM. My partial remission lasted for 10 months. I had more therapy and another short remission.

So how am I writing this blog post? I am a long-term MM survivor and MM cancer coach. As the article linked below discusses, MM is a complicated blood cancer. Even MM specialists disagree on the “best option” for MMers.

As MM specialists go, Dr. Berenson is one of the best. He has the best average survival statistics of any MM specialist that I know of. While the long and growing list of FDA approved MM therapies should give MMer’s hope for their long-term survival, I have remained in complete remission since 1999 by living an evidence-based, non-toxic, anti-MM lifestyle.

James R. Berenson, MD

I believe that the newly diagnosed MMer’s “best option” will be able to manage their MM with the best of both conventional and non-conventional MM therapies.

Whether you are debating treatment options, currently undergoing treatment and experiencing painful side effects, or trying to figure out how to stay in remission, I want to share what I’ve learned from 22 years of full remission from Multiple Myeloma.

Learn about what integrative therapies are and how you can use them to optimize the efficacy of your specific chemotherapy while healing short term and long term side effects.

If you have a question or comment about MM scroll down the page, write a post and I will reply to you ASAP.

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Experts Disagree on Role of Transplant in Myeloma

“There is a profound disagreement over whether early stem cell transplant (SCT) should still be characterized as a standard early intervention for multiple myeloma (MM), even in relatively young patients…

“The treatment of multiple myeloma is no longer a 100-yard dash; it is a marathon,” According to Dr. Berenson, better-tolerated, newer drug therapies now produce response rates that rival those produced with SCT, while preserving future options when the cancer progresses

“Patients need to be able to avail themselves of the opportunity to seek the newer therapies. Reducing that ability with too much prior treatment at too high of a dose is detrimental to their long-term outcomes, which not only includes their overall survival but their quality of life,” Dr. Berenson said…

Pros and cons of frontline autologous transplant in multiple myeloma: the debate over timing


After nearly 3 decades of debate and several randomized phase 3 trials, it is clear that ASCT as a treatment modality has stood the test of time. It continues to be an effective modality to provide durable disease control for myeloma even with the introduction of novel agents.

Given the depth of response and the PFS advantage seen in phase 3 trials, ASCT should be considered as part of the initial therapy.

However, without a clear OS advantage to early ASCT based on the data available today, a delayed ASCT is a reasonable approach should the patient and the treating physician desire to pursue that approach after a thorough discussion of the pros and cons of either approach, as discussed in this article…”

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Iztok says 6 years ago


a few days ago I sceduled your webinar about MM, unfortunately that day it was a heavy storm where I live and I could watch it day after,… In the webinar you mentioned some 100$ discount code and link, which was never shown, so I wonder is that option awailable for purchose a Basic package.
What is your paiment options?

Thank you,

    David Emerson says 6 years ago

    Hi Iztok-

    Thanks for reaching out. You are correct, the two MM CC programs are 1) basic and 2) premium. Yes, a coupon code for $100 off either program is included in the webinar. The coupon code is the word “coupon.” Type this word into the box at check out if you choose.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Click now to order the basic MM CC package. Basic MM Cancer Coaching Program

    David Emerson
    MM Survivor
    MM Cancer Coach
    Director PeopleBeatingCancer

      Iztok says 6 years ago

      Unfortunately,… coupon code is not working and also I realized that you not accept PayPal,… I can not pay any different way than with PayPal,… because I can’t find my card and my scheduled transplantation is some 10 day’s away,…
      I was diagnosed with MM on 01. August 2016, currently finished 6 cycle Valcade/Dexametazon and Talidomith therapy and steam cell collection for 3 transplantation. I am 44 years old,…

      Now my main issue is to transplant or not,…

      If there is a way to purchase Basic MM cancer coaching program and pay with PayPal contact me on my e-mail,…

      Thank you,

        David Emerson says 6 years ago

        Hi Iztok-

        I apologize for any problems you are having with the MM CC program. I spoke with the assistant director just now who tells me the coupon code is now working. If you need to use paypal I will email you the page to make a donation to PeopleBeatingCancer.

        I will send you an email offering the Basic or Premium Multiple Myeloma Cancer Coaching programs for $100 off (as if the coupon code was included) as well as the “conventional therapies” guide to address your basic question of whether or not to have an autologous stem cell transplant or not.

        You may wish to have an ASCT or not but there are several studies linked in the guide that may give you info to base your decision on.

        Further, if you choose to order the Premium MM CC program we can talk any time in the next week and we can address any question you many have. I think you will benefit from the integrative therapies, the supplementation guide, and even the bone health guide.

        Look for my email. Thanks.

        David Emerson

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