Doctor's Note

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Hot Dogs & Leukemia
EPIC Findings on Lymphoma

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on meat. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • Ghul

    my mother in law got diagnosed with multiple myeloma 2 years ago, she has been vegan for over 2 decades and  her cancer markers in her blood are still going up. she reads a lot of information about cancer everywhere but it is mostly information about the more common cancers like breastcancer. since myeloma is quite rare its hard to find specific information about it. 
    I was wondering where i could gather some more reliable information about this cancer and maybe its possible treatment

    • Joan

      I’d like more info on multiple myeloma also.

  • Livinglovenlight

    I have just recently found out that my mom is going in for chemo because the doctors think she has this kind of pretty much to them “rare” dis-ease. But I´m a planteater myself and found this highly valuable supporting my own values. Do you think that it is possible to save her without getting through chemo, and putting her on strict diet and lifestyle?

  • Dr. TR

    Doc, I hope you can comment on the recent study published in the journal of nutrition (J Nutr. 2012 Jun;142(6):1074-80.) contradicting the previous NIH-AARP findings. I would like to see how you deal with it. Here is the link

  • Shaila

    I am a CML patient for about 11 yrs and soon will undergo transplant. Can you suggest food that I should be eating more of. I have been a vegan for the last 1 year and always regret why I haven’t consider going vegan earlier. Your website have been very helpful for over the years. Thank you for all your videos and discussions.

    • Thea

      Shaila, I’m not a doctor and don’t have specific recommendations for you. However, I thought I would note that a whole plant food based diet seems to be very good for making a healthy immune system. Surely that would be a good idea for someone facing a transplant.

      I just wanted to wish you good luck with your procedure. And to say that I am totally with you on your thought about, why didn’t I go vegan earlier!? I sure wish I had.

      Best of luck to you.

  • Fred

    I have MGUS. I’ve gone on a plant based low fat high starch diet and feel great but its always like the sword of Damocles with the possibility of Multiple Myeloma hanging over me. I read some studies out of Australia that showed some promise of preventing or delaying Multiple Myeloma using Tumeric and black pepper combination and started taking that. Any other suggestions?