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Overview of Multiple Myeloma

This web page discusses Multiple Myeloma, which may or may not have the same mechanism as breast and prostate cancer.

Please see Cancer Overview for general information that is common to all forms of cancer.

Dr. Weyrich is not an expert in the treatment of cancer, but does offer supportive therapies to reduce pain and nausea, mitigate the side effects, and to generally boost the immune system.

Complimentary and alternative treatments for multiple myeloma that are considered below include:

  • Low Dose Naltrexone

Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

Please see conventional, complimentary and alternative medical treatments for important background information regarding the different types of medical treatments discussed below.

Naturopathic, Complimentary and Alternative Treatments

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

[LDN_Cancer] reports that the late Dr. Bernard Bihari treated approximately 450 patients with some form of cancer, with a 60% success rate, almost all of who had failed to respond to standard treatments. In particular, 5 patients with multiple myeloma appeared to be in remission. In one case, the patient failed conventional chemotherapy, and bone marrow biopsy showed 20% replacement of normal marrow with myeloma cells. After starting LDN, "there was a gradual normalization of all of his blood counts, as well as a drop in his abnormal serum proteins from 12.6 to a normal level of 1.4. Bone scans showed continued slow healing of affected bones, and two bone marrow biopsies showed no sign of myeloma." The patient was lost to followup after 5 years.

Dr. Weyrich has been trained in the use of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). However, Dr. Weyrich has not treated any cases of multiple myeloma with LDN.

Please see What is Low Dose Naltrexone? for more information.

References for Multiple Myeloma