International Myeloma Foundation Support Group Director, Robin Tuohy, asked me to post information about an upcoming informational teleconference, sponsored by the IMF. Glad to help get the word out, Robin!
After re-reading yesterday’s post, something troubled me. At the end I was practically crowing about outliving the median life expectancy target that my specialist at Mayo Clinic had given me in 2007. I don’t think that’s right.
Oncology should be more than data, clinical trials and chemotherapy. With cancer patients living longer, it should also focus on a cancer patient’s quality of life.
Guidelines for medical standards of care are beginning to include alternatives that aren’t always taught in medical school.
Last week I shared a number of useful suggestions made on-air by my special guest, Dr. Donald Abrahms, on our monthly Cure Talk broadcast. Here are some more:
I was honored to be selected to host an on-air Cure Talk interview with oncologist and integrative medicine specialist, Dr. Donald Abrams Friday evening. It’s a must listen for anyone concerned about nutrition and it’s impact on cancer.
Most of us should be able to agree that nutrition plays some role in cancer prevention and/or a patient’s quality of life. Can the right diet cure cancer? Probably not. Slow it down? Possibly.
I received this email from last week from Sue Enright with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), alerting me to an important broadcast replay for multiple myeloma patients and caregivers:
An impressive website, NaturalNews.com, just published an article about turmeric’s (curcumin) ability to destroy myeloma cells when combined with thalidomide. I first wrote about this project back in July:
Could synthesizing and combining anti-myeloma drugs make them more effective?
Don’t forget to tune-in tonight at 6 PM Eastern to listen to my live interview with columnist Danny Parker. You can listen by phone or on your computer. Here’s the link:
Time to finish-up the last contraindicated foods and supplements on my list of no-no’s for multiple myeloma patients:
You can’t see behind the scenes into my email in-box, but if you could you would find the same backlash defending alpha lipoic acid (ALA) that you can read in several comments following yesterday’s post. L-glutamine is also used to help minimize peripheral neuropathy symptoms. It appears on my list, too. Both of these […]
Let’s pause here for some healthy perspective. I’m not suggesting that all myeloma patients never eat a piece of chocolate birthday cake or drink a glass of wine. That’s crazy! This list of foods and supplements to avoid is a basic guideline.
I will write more about foods and supplements for myeloma patients to avoid tomorrow. Today I need to promo a pair of important Cure Panel Talk Show broadcasts, starting with tonight’s live, on-air support group. We will be discussing Treatment Extremes: Comparing and Contrasting Different Treatment Options.
More about Amgen’s announced acquisition of Onyx Pharmaceuticals (Kyprolis), after details become available later today.
In my ongoing series, Alternative/complimentary medicine for myeloma patients, I have been focusing on foods and supplements we should consume. Now how about a few to avoid.
I have been following a recent debate among the myeloma community: Is it a good idea for a myeloma patient to try alternative medicine? Several readers seemed to be confusing alternative medicine with complementary medicine. Did you know that there is a National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine? I didn’t!
Welcome back from what I hope was a wonderful family holiday! Time to get back to work. What better way to get in the spirit of moving than the next column from our lifestyle and nutritional guru, Danny Parker…
It still isn’t too late to register to ask questions on tonight’s Nutrition broadcast. And I forgot to mention what may be the most noteworthy event of the month; a Myeloma Cure Panel featuring baseball and myeloma survivor, Don Baylor, and Dr. James Berenson from LA:
Our favorite healthy lifestyle columnist, Danny Parker, wanted me to sneak-in an additional exercise column before the holiday weekend. An extra day to get out and get moving!