Hyperbaric oxygen and curcumin stabilises woman with myeloma

Hyperbaric oxygen and curcumin stabilises woman with myeloma

Dieneke Fergusson, a woman with recurrent Multiple Myeloma since 2007, finally stabilised her disease by using Hyperbaric Oxygen and 8 gms of curcumin daily; the case has been documented in the British Journal. 

Dieneke was first diagnosed in 2007 aged 57 with MGUS (Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance) but by the following year it was full Multiple Myeloma. She had the usual cell-destroying drugs (3 rounds) and four attempts at a Stem Cell Harvest. All failed.  She couldn't have a Stem Cell Transplant. Dieneke saw her myeloma slowly progress for 5 years.

In 2011, she was stage 3, and decided to forgo any more drugs but take a daily single dose of 8 gm of curcumin and a once-weekly course of Hyperbaric oxygen. The curcumin contained biopiperine (which makes the curcumin even more powerful and helps absorption). She took it on an empty stomach (although a little olive oil might have helped the absorption even more).

Her multiple myeloma then stabilised with a paraprotein level falling to 13 g/L. Over the following 5 years she only took curcumin and her myeloma has continued to remain stable, her blood counts are in the normal range, and there has been minimal fluctuation in her paraprotein levels. In effect this is a cure.

The British Medical Journal, reporting on this case study(1) in 2017, talks of curcumin being a natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and analgesic. It is known to prevent myeloma cell proliferation in vitro. A full blown study has now been recommended.

Chris Woollams, former Oxford University Biochemist and founder of CANCERactive said, “Was she a CANCERactive reader? Hyperbaric Oxygen is one of the treatments we have championed; and curcumin is one of our favourite natural compounds. Many of my Personal Prescription patients are encouraged to use both. There is a Website in the USA called ‘Margaret’s corner’ where the writer has helped keep her own smouldering myeloma at bay for a dozen years or so. So the use of curcumin is not new news to us.

When one UK patient was told not to take it by her oncologist because it would block the chemotherapy drugs, we produced a short report showing seven clinical trials where it actually does the opposite. It helps some chemotherapy drugs work, it kills cancer cells in its own right, it reduces cancer-proliferating inflammation in the body and it helps protect healthy cells. It is high time some UK oncologists and hospital dieticians 'wised up' to bioactive natural compounds.”

Go to: Multiple Myeloma overview - symptoms, causes and treatment alternatives 

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  1. BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-218148



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