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All posts by David Emerson

Oncology’s Maximum Tolerated Dose

In my experience as a cancer survivor, maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is often much too much toxicity for  many newly diagnosed cancer patients. Full disclosure- The majority of my experience both as a

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Coffee and Coronary Artery Calcium

According to the research linked and excerpted below, moderate coffee consumption lowers coronary artery calcium. And coronary artery calcium and is associated with major adverse cardiovascular events. My

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Cancer- Sense of Purpose

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer a therapy that you won’t hear about will be to develop a sense of purpose. And, if you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer, the last thing on your

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Cancer Health Savings Account

I am a long-term cancer survivor with a Health Savings Account (HSA). I struggle with a host of long-term side effects. My wife and I spend a lot of money on health expenses each year. Some of these health

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“Cancer Deaths Prevented!?”

What does the American Cancer Society mean when they say “cancer deaths prevented?”  Who is doing the preventing?  How are the cancer deaths prevented!? According to the report in CA: Cancer

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Mucositis Prevention- Head & Neck Cancer-

Mucositis prevention- Head & Neck cancer can keep the cancer patient on their therapy plan as well as enhance quality of life for the cancer patient. According to research, oral mucositis occurs is

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MGUS Risk Factors

According to the research linked and excerpted below, obesity, smoking and sleep are all factors that increase the risk of  being diagnosed with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). If

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Risk of MGUS Progression to MM

A diagnosis of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is challenging but determining your risk of MGUS progression to MM is the more serious issue in my experience. Is is common to live

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Avascular Necrosis Breakthrough

Does the article linked below signal an avascular necrosis breakthrough?  I believe so. Let me explain. I am a long-term cancer survivor. I developed avascular necrosis fully 20 years after the administration

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Myeloma Clinical Trials???

Myeloma clinical trials have strict exclusion criteria. Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer mainly occurring in older people- the average age of a newly diagnosed myeloma patient is 70 years of age. When

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Transplant-INeligible Multiple Myeloma

All newly diagnosed myeloma patients are prescribed the standard-of-care MM therapy plan. Therefore, there are only two kinds of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) patients in this world. You are

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New Myeloma Staging- R2-ISS, MASS

According to two new myeloma staging systems, multiple myeloma is about RISK. To be more specific, your diagnostic criteria all point to your risk of survival as well as your: Risk of relapse Risk of

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