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Chemo, Radiation = DNA Damage = Side Effects

“The drugs administered cause DNA damage of cancer cells, making them unable to survive. However, the treatment also damages the DNA of healthy cells, which leads to long-term side effects…” DNA

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Chemotherapy-induced Hypertension-

Though I’ve written previously about chemotherapy-induced hypertension    previously, that blog posts talked as much about cardiotoxicity and cardiomyopathy as they did about the increase in blood

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Chemotherapy-induced Liver Damage

Chemotherapy-induced liver damage is not about the type of cancer you have but the type of FDA approved “safe and effective” therapy you are prescribed. And, according to the first two studies

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MD as Myeloma Expert?

Who is a “myeloma expert?” To put this question another way, does the person have to be an MD or medical doctor to qualify as a myeloma expert?” I am asking these questions because of

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Extramedullary Myeloma (EMP)- Radiation-induced

Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is a rare plasma cell neoplasm characterized by the proliferation of abnormal plasma cells outside the bone marrow. The average person has less than 5% plasma cells in

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Living with Myeloma: Practical Advice for Managing Symptoms and Side Effects

Introduction: Myeloma is a form of blood cancer that affects the bone marrow. It can cause lesions to grow in the bones and spinal column, which can lead to fractures and even death. The symptoms of myeloma

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Plasma Cells Cause ASCT Relapse?

The purpose of an autologous stem cell transplant is to kill the MM patient’s myeloma cells (plasma cells growing out of control) and then replace the MM patient’s immune system with a new

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Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea, Vomiting

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is one of the most difficult short-term side effects resulting from undergoing all types of chemo regimens. Difficult by making the patient feel awful. Difficult

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Cancer Clinical Trials Misleading-

Clinical Trials are misleading- in my experience anyway. I say this because I have been reading articles, synopses, etc. about clinical trials since I reached complete remission from my own cancer in 1999.

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Cardiotoxicity of Doxorubicin

Cardiotoxicity is a subject and side effect that is near and dear to my heart. I was prescribed dox as a part of my 6 rounds of induction therapy for my multiple myeloma.  I then received two rounds of

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Sleep quality = Fatigue for Cancer Patients

Sleep quality is one of the most important yet overlooked aspects of a cancer patient’s life. Radiation therapy, chemotherapy, surgery, etc. etc. can kill your cancer but it will surely cause side

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Managing Cancer Online?

The Galen Foundation DBA PeopleBeatingCancer is an IRS approved 501C3 non-profit organization. The mission of PeopleBeatingCancer is to be an interactive health communication application (IHCA) for cancer

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