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

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“Oh no, I’m MRD-positive!,” What do MM patients do if they are Positive not Negative?

“In the (MM) patients who have been treated with or without transplant but achieve MRD-negative status and CR , when they looked at their survival curves, they were very comparable, not statistically

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Medicare Covers MRD Test for Multiple Myeloma

The first and only test authorized by the FDA to detect and monitor minimal residual disease (MRD) in multiple myeloma (MM)…has received coverage for Medicare patients. I am a multiple myeloma survivor

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Familial Multiple Myeloma Survivor Increases Your Risk of MM

“The study published online today in Blood offers the first evidence that such familial risks exist across the spectrum of hematologic malignancies (MM).” Second only to “Why did I get

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Multiple Myeloma-Overthinking Autologous Stem Cell Transplant?

They found the incidence of oligoclonal patterns (causing confusion) was significantly higher in multiple myeloma patients who had an autologous stem cell transplant than the patients who had chemotherapy

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Cancer Genetic Testing Sounds Great… But Are Patients Living Longer?

Cancer Genetic Testing can identify the DNA that drives a tumor not the organ or body part, but evidence that they help patients is missing… I often answer cancer coaching questions by telling clients

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Multiple Myeloma Diagnostics- FISH, SPEP, CBC, FLC’s and Imaging

If you have multiple myeloma your plasma cells produce unhealthy antibodies called monoclonal proteins (M proteins). The accumulation of M proteins in your body can damage organs like your kidneys and

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Epigenetics – Multiple Myeloma and Your Genes

Multiple myeloma (MM) genetic expression changes with chemotherapy. Can lifestyle therapies change MM genetics as well? As far as I know, there is no genetic pre-disposition to my cancer, multiple myeloma.

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Multiple Myeloma-Diagnostic Testing- DIY Blood Work-

Blood Diagnostic Testing for the Layman- LabCorp blood work October 2014 From the time I was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM) in January of 1994, I have learned one thing above all others. Accurate

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Multiple Myeloma-Diagnostic Testing for Cholesterol

LabCorp. for DIY Diagnostic Testing- Reliable, Inexpensive and as Thorough as you Want It To Be- I am on my own when it comes to managing my health. Evidence-based nutrition, supplementation, exercise,

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Brain Cancer Surgery- Diagnostic Testing Can Insure Success

Scientists at Stanford University’s School of Medicine have created nanoparticles that are able to precisely highlight brain cancer  Reducing tumor burden through surgical removal of a tumor is often

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