What I wish I knew about Multiple Myeloma treatments 25 years later...

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Maximize Stem Cell Harvest for Myeloma ASCT

“The yield was better with chemotherapy, but 4 million stem cells per kg is sufficient for two transplants, so the higher yield may not be clinically meaningful.” It is called a “stem cell transplant”

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L-Carnitine Effective for Chronic Heart Failure

Whether additional benefit can be achieved with the use of L-carnitine (L-C) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) remains controversial. Full disclosure. I am a long-term survivor of an incurable

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Reduce Cardiovascular and Thromboembolic Mortality Risk in Myeloma

The 4 cardiovascular and thromboembolic diseases resulting in death in patients with MM were atherosclerosis (n = 88), heart disease (n = 3799), aortic aneurysm and dissection (n = 39), and cerebrovascular

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Carfilzomib/Kyprolis for the Relapsed/Refractory Myeloma Patient

…we also found that the CBD and THC combination is able to reduce expression of the β5i subunit as well as to act in synergy with Carfilzomib (CFZ) to increase MM cell death… “Increase

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Anti-Inflammatory Improve Antidepressant Treatment

“Certain anti-inflammatory drugs improved antidepressant treatment effects and depression symptoms without increasing risk for adverse events… The first article linked and excerpted below cites

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Relapse After Only One Year Post ASCT for Myeloma- Help!

I’m sorry to read of your relapse so soon after your ASCT but keep in mind that I too relapsed at about one year. Remissions followed by relapses are what makes MM a roller coaster. Hi David- I have

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Complementary, Alternative Therapy & the Myeloma Patient

“A stunning one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements…” Full

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Sleep Problems for Heart Failure-5 Fixes

“According to Markham, most people with heart failure figure out their best sleep position through trial and error. Here are 5 things to try if you have heart failure and are struggling to get a

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Pre-Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Chemotherapy- More is Not better.

“…additional pre-Autologous Stem Cell Transplant salvage chemotherapy improved the depth of response and pre-ASCT disease status but was not associated with survival benefit.” Fascinating.

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Sorafenib for Heptocellular/Liver Cancer- Less is More

Patients with the most common type of liver cancer who are taking the chemotherapy drug sorafenib can begin their treatment with a lower dose than is currently considered standard, and it will not affect

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