Myeloma is a bone marrow cancer. It affects plasma cells in the bone marrow. As the cancerous plasma cells fill the bone marrow, you are not able to make enough normal blood cells.

This can lead to anemia, bleeding problems, and infections. Other symptoms include bone pain, fractures due to bone damage, and kidney damage.

Myeloma is sometimes called multiple myeloma or myelomatosis.

Problems which can develop include:

Anaemia. This occurs as the number of red blood cells goes down. This can cause tiredness, breathlessness and other symptoms. You may also look pale.

Blood clotting. This is due to low levels of platelets. This can cause easy bruising, bleeding from the gums, and other bleeding-related problems.

Serious infections. The abnormal plasma cells only make one type of antibody. This does not protect against infection. There is a reduced number of normal plasma cells and other types of white blood cells which usually combat infection. Therefore, serious infections are more likely to develop.

Bone Marrow Cancer Causes & SymptomsCauses & Symptoms of Bone Marrow Cancer

There may be no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Some people are diagnosed by chance because they have a blood test done for other reasons, which may detect early myeloma. As the disease progresses, symptoms develop.

The symptoms and problems are mainly due to the uncontrolled production of plasma cells in the bone marrow, and the excess amount of antibody (paraprotein) that the plasma cells make.

The increasing numbers of plasma cells in the bone marrow act like growing tumors inside the bones. They also make a chemical that can damage bone. In time, small parts of bone are destroyed and are called lytic lesions. Multiple myeloma means there are multiple areas in bones throughout the body which is affected.

The damage to bone can cause:

Bone pain. This is often the first symptom and can become severe. Any bone can be affected but the most common sites where pain first develops are the lower back, pelvis, and the ribs. The pain tends to be persistent and made worse by movement.

Fractures. Affected bones may easily break (fracture) following a mild injury or even no injury.
Compression of nerves coming out of the spinal cord. The compression usually happens because of fractures of the bones surrounding the spinal cord (the vertebrae). This can cause a variety of symptoms such as weakness in muscles of the legs, numbness of areas of the body or legs, bladder or bowel problems, and pain. If you have any of these symptoms you need to seek urgent medical attention.

Hypercalcaemia. This means a high level of calcium in the blood (due to the bone breaking down). This can:

• Make you very thirsty.
• Cause you to feel and be sick (nausea and vomiting).
• Develop a lack of fluid in the body (dehydration).
• Have constipation.
• Have kidney damage.

Who Gets Bone Marrow Cancer Who Gets Bone Marrow Cancer

Multiple myeloma is a relatively uncommon cancer. In the United States, the risk of getting multiple myeloma is 1 in 143 (0.7 percent).

The most common bone marrow cancers include:

• Leukemias
• AIDS-Associated Lymphomas
• Lymphomas
• Multiple Myeloma
• Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
• Aplastic Anemia
• Sickle Cell Anemia
• Bone Marrow Failures Disorder

Bone Cancer PrognosisPrognosis if You Have Bone Marrow Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute’s SEER database:

The 5-year survival for localized Hodgkin lymphoma is 91.5 percent. If cancer has metastasized, the rate is 77.3 percent.
The 5-year survival for localized non-Hodgkin lymphoma is 82.6 percent. If cancer has metastasized, the rate is 63.1 percent.

Additionally, these are the 5-year survival rates for:

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia — 68.1 percent
Acute Myeloid Leukemia — 26.6 percent
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia — 82.6 percent
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia — 65.1 percent
Myeloma — 48.5 percent

Orthodox Medicine

Conventional treatment options include:

• Blood transfusion
• Chemotherapy
• Steroids
• Medication (zoledronic acid or pamidronic acid)
• Surgery

As far as orthodox treatments are concerned, both Thalidomide and Prednisone have been mentioned to extend life (this is not a cure). Also, Fosamax is frequently used to stop bone deterioration.

    • “He experienced several health challenges in the past decade (i.e., open-heart surgery, prostate cancer, and, most recently, multiple myeloma). Coincidently, the drug that until recently helped treat the myeloma was vincristine, a purified alkaloid derived from the Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don, Apocynaceae). Vincristine is manufactured by the Eli Lilly company of Indianapolis, the company that funded Tyler's chair at Purdue. Further, the drug was discovered in a classic scenario of serendipity by Tyler's friend and colleague, the late Gordon Svoboda, who, while researching the periwinkle for its traditionally reputed antidiabetic activity, discovered its potential for treating certain cancers. Tyler had intended to write the story of Svoboda and vincrstine, as he considered it one of the great untold stories in pharmacognosy and drug discovery from plants.” ~ http://www.herbalgram.org/herbalgram/articleview.asp?a=2218

Sources: American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, Cancer Research UK

Bone Marrow Cancer ProtocolsProtocols: How to Treat Bone Marrow Cancer

By far the best alternative cancer treatment for bone marrow cancer is a mineral-based treatment, with added minerals specific to bone marrow cancer.

As long as a cancer patient does not have a type of cancer that is more dangerous than their bone marrow cancer (e.g. lung cancer), it is best to design the cancer protocol to focus on the bone marrow cancer.

Cellect not only includes cesium chloride but also has minerals in the formula.

For bone marrow cancer a High RF Frequency Protocol – Plasma is required, as it can get to any cancer cell in the body, even when the bloodstream does not get to the cancer cells. It is commonly used with the Cellect-Budwig.

• Primary: Cellect-Budwig Protocol and Fucoidan
• Required addition: High RF Frequency Generator

Bone marrow cancers

CAUTION: Melatonin should NOT be used by people with leukemia, Hodgkins disease, lymphoma or multiple myeloma. Melatonin's beneficial effect on immunity could worsen immune system cancers. Calcium supplements should also be taken with care to avoid hypercalcemia.

Recommended protocol – The Cellect-Budwig Protocol (and Fucoidan)

By far the best alternative cancer treatment for bone marrow cancer is a mineral-based treatment, with added minerals specific to bone marrow cancer.

As long as a cancer patient does not have a type of cancer that is more dangerous than their bone marrow cancer (e.g. lung cancer), it is best to design the cancer protocol to focus on the bone marrow cancer.

Cellect not only includes cesium chloride but also has minerals in the formula. Let Mike Vrentas (who supports this protocol) know if you want to add anything to the Cellect-Budwig to protect the bones from becoming brittle.

For bone marrow cancers a High RF Frequency Protocol – Plasma is REQUIRED as it can get to any cancer cell in the body, even when the bloodstream does not get to the cancer cells. It is commonly used with the Cellect-Budwig. Mike will know where you can purchase and get free support for the Plasma device. There are very specific instructions for cancer which do not automatically come with the device.

The High RF Frequency Protocol – Plasma is recommended because it can be used while the patient sleeps.

The treatment for bone marrow cancer is much longer than with most cancers because the bones are slow to heal. A typical bone marrow cancer protocol will last for a year or more. Throughout this time it is critical to strengthen the bones.

Where to Buy the ICRF “Research Model” High RF Frequency Generator and Plasma Tube Amplifier:

http://www.FrequencyStore.com

Copy and paste the above website address into your web browser's address field. Go to the vendor’s website that sells the High RF Frequency Generator and oscillator plasma amplifier which can broadcast high RF frequencies using a plasma ray tube antenna. You’ll be able to see photographs of the generator and amplifiers including full specifications and pricing at their website. They offer excellent technical support.

Cellect-Budwig Protocol
Frequency Generators (use Plasma)

Fucoidan, which is an optional treatment, actually kills cancer cells but lacks the power of the Cellect-Budwig to work quickly.

We recommend one brand of Fucoidan because this company owns the key patents on the extraction of fucoidan. Here is an article on this protocol:
Fucoidan


Important note about brittle bones

The product Cellect, in the Cellect-Budwig protocol, has minerals in the formula.

If you think you need additional minerals to protect the bones, you can contact an expert on minerals, True Ott, PhD. He can also advise you on minerals to protect the bones. Here is his website:
Mother Earth Minerals

Omega-3

In addition to the mineral treatments, omega-3 has been shown to help prevent deterioration of the bones. See this article on the best way to take omega-3:
Budwig Diet

A form of calcium

Here is an article by the well-known natural medicine guru Karl Loren on a form of calcium which he claims will help prevent bone density loss:
http://www.oralchelation.com/


Other treatments to consider (supplemental treatments only)

Essaic Tea

There are testimonials on the internet for the use of Essiac Tea as the major component in the treatment of multiple myeloma. Furthermore, there are testimonials for the herbs in the Hulda Clark diet in the treatment of multiple myeloma (i.e. Black Walnut Hulls (from the black walnut tree), Wormwood (from the Artemisia shrub) and Common Cloves (from the clove tree)). At least some of the cancer-killing nutrients in these herbs does get to the bone marrow.

Essiac Tea Article
Essiac Tea Vendor

Noni Juice

Noni Juice article, not all Noni Juices are the same. There are powerful testimonials for Noni Juice in treating Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, another bone marrow cancer, and leukemia. Pain is another thing which is improved by Noni Juice. But most importantly, Noni Juice can work very quickly. In short, Noni Juice would clearly help MM.

Noni Juice Article
Noni Juice Vendor

Raw Food

In discussing the Raw Food diet, it is beta carotene that is most often talked about. Beta carotene is specifically mentioned as a major killer of leukemia cells as well as Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer cells. It is also part of a bone marrow cancer treatment plan. While beta carotene is rarely used by itself, it is clear that it is a major contributor, if not the main contributor, of many treatment plans. Of course, raw carrot juice should be the major source of beta carotene.

Raw Food Diet

Coenzyme Q10CoQ10

A powerful antioxidant which builds the immunity system. It works best when the Budwig diet is being used due to the fats in the Budwig diet. It is clear that the effects of CoQ10 reach the bone marrow.

      • “Coenzyme Q10 was first identified in 1957. Its chemical structure was determined in 1958. Interest in coenzyme Q10 as a potential treatment for cancer began in 1961, when a deficiency of the enzyme was noted in the blood of cancer patients. Low blood levels of coenzyme Q10 have been found in patients with myeloma, lymphoma, and cancers of the breast, lung, prostate, pancreas, colon, kidney, and head and neck.”

CoQ10 Vendor

Curcumin From the Spice Turmeric

Curcumin has been found to cancer cell death. See the web page:

Article on Curcumin
Curcumin Vendor

Essential Oils

This is a multiple myeloma testimonial. The main treatment was a combination of several essential oils called: Juva Flex, by the vendor Young Living. If you look at the actions of the various individual essential oils, you see at least 3 essential oils that are either antifungal or antimicrobial. This may mean that the essential oils were killing the microbes inside of the cancer cells, allowing them to revert back to being normal cells. Essential oils are an exciting new field of research in alternative medicine. Here is the testimonial:

Essential Oil Testimonial

Active Hemicellulose Compound (AHCC)

Over the years AHCC has been known by two different names:

      • “AHCC was originally used as an acronym for Active Hemicellulose Compound but was changed to stand for Active Hexose Correlating Compound by the Japanese manufacturer (AminoUp) because they felt that it was a more appropriate term. Older research papers in which Active Hemicellulose Compound is referred to are discussing the identical material as Active Hexose Correlating Compound.”http://www.integratedhealth.com/infoabstract/impodes.html

In other words, “Active Hemicellulose Compound” and “Active Hexose Correlating Compound” are the same thing. AHCC is sold by numerous companies. Just type: AHCC in Google.

Obtained 50 percent complete remission in MM study:

http://www.ahccpublishedresearch.com/

Cancer Cure Coalition

This was a treatment protocol used to successfully treat MM. See:

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2003/dec2003_profile_01.htm

See also:

Clodronate

Clodonate helps preserve the bones and treats the cancer (not available in U.S.):

IP-6 or IP6 (Inositol hexaphosphate)

“IP -6 has been used against a wide variety of cancers. Blood-based cancers such as leukemia are the most sensitive, with solid tumors needing a larger dose. Most studies at this point have used either animals or human cancer cells in vitro, i.e. in a test tube. As an example, adding IP-6 to human liver cancer cells resulted in complete inhibition of tumors. Human liver cancer cells injected into mice resulted in 71 percent tumors. Cells pretreated with IP-6 resulted in no tumors. Pre-existing liver cancers regressed. In another study with Rhabdomyosarcoma, tumors were suppressed from 25 to 49 fold!”

IP6 Vendor

Immune System HealthImmune System Health

A healthy immune system remains your body's best defense. Not only is a weak immune system a major reason patients have cancer — and cancer itself can further weaken the immune system.

Beta glucans help regulate the immune system, making it more efficient. In addition, beta glucans stimulate white blood cells (lymphocytes) that bind to tumors or viruses and release chemicals to destroy it.

Beta Glucan has been approved in Japan, Australia, South Korea, and Taiwan as an immunoadjuvant therapy for cancer. In fact, helping with cancer is just the beginning with Beta Glucan. There have thousands of studies showing the product can protect against infections, lower your cholesterol, lower blood sugar, reduce stress, increase your antibody production, heal wounds, help radiation burns, overcome mercury-induced immunosuppression (like Thimerosal, used as a preservative in vaccines), help with diabetes, and even naturally prevent metastasis (or the spreading of your cancer).

Harvard Medical School suggests following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward keeping your immune system strong and healthy:

• Don't smoke.
• Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat.
• Exercise regularly.
• Maintain a healthy weight.
• Control your blood pressure.
• If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
• Get adequate sleep.
• Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
• Get regular medical screening tests for people in your age group and risk category.

More Information: Building the Immune System

Healthy DietHealthy Diet

Your diet plays a role in a healthy immune system. The top vitamins your immune system needs to perform include:

Vitamin C — helps to repair and regenerate tissues and aids in the absorption of iron
• Vitamin E — a powerful antioxidant that helps your body fight off infection
• Vitamin B6 — supports adrenal function and is necessary for key metabolic processes
• Vitamin A — aids immune function and helps provide a barrier against infections
• Vitamin D — modulates cell growth, promotes neuromuscular and immune function, and reduces inflammation
• Folate — key in development of red blood cells (a lack of Folate can make the body susceptible to cancer)
• Iron — helps your body carry oxygen to cells
Selenium — slows the body's overactive responses to certain aggressive forms of cancer
• Zinc — slows the immune response and control inflammation in your body

Continue in

The Forum

Why stop learning here when there are several great discussions on Bone Marrow Cancer going on right now in the forum.

Go to the forum