There is no standardized answer, as the best diet for someone with multiple myeloma may vary depending on the individual’s specific situation and health status. However, there are certain foods that are generally considered to be less healthy for people with multiple myeloma, and these include processed meats, fatty foods, sugary drinks, and refined carbohydrates. In addition, it is important to limit alcohol intake and avoid smoking.
Raw meat or fish
It is best to avoid raw meat or fish when you have multiple myeloma. This is because raw meat and fish can contain bacteria that can make you sick. cooked meat and fish are safe to eat.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell that helps fight infection. In multiple myeloma, cancerous plasma cells multiply out of control and crowd out healthy blood cells in the bone marrow. This can lead to problems such as anemia (low red blood cell count), bleeding and infections.
Eggs contain a protein called avidin that binds to biotin (a B vitamin). Avidin is found in the egg white, so raw or lightly cooked eggs are more likely to cause problems than cooked eggs. When biotin is bound to avidin, it can not be absorbed by your body and used properly. This can lead to biotin deficiency, which can make multiple myeloma worse.
If you have multiple myeloma and want to eat eggs, make sure they are cooked well done (no runny yolks!). You may also want to take a biotin supplement just to be safe (ask your doctor first).
Unpasteurized drinks, such as unpasteurized milk and fruit juices, can contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness. These bacteria can cause food poisoning, which can lead to multiple myeloma. If you are pregnant or have a weakened immune system, you should avoid unpasteurized drinks.
Sushi can be a healthy meal option, as it is typically low in calories and fat. However, sushi can also be a source of harmful bacteria if it is not prepared properly. The most common type of bacteria found in sushi is Vibrio vulnificus, which can cause severe illness or death in people with compromised immune systems.
People with multiple myeloma should avoid eating raw fish or shellfish, as this could increase their risk of developing an infection. If you are unsure about whether or not a particular type of sushi is safe for you to eat, it is best to consult with your doctor or healthcare provider before consuming it.
Unwashed fruits and vegetables
It is important to wash all fruits and vegetables before eating them. This is especially true for multiple myeloma patients, as unwashed produce can harbour harmful bacteria that can make this already fragile population even sicker.
Fruits and vegetables should be washed under running water, and any dirt or debris should be removed. A mild soap can be used if necessary, but it is important to rinse the produce well afterwards to remove any residue.
Patients with multiple myeloma should avoid eating any unwashed fruits or vegetables, as there is a risk of becoming ill from the harmful bacteria they may contain. By taking this simple precaution, patients can help protect themselves from potentially serious illness.