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

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Category Archives for Multiple Myeloma

Newly Diagnosed Myeloma-Begin Chemotherapy or Intravenous Vit. C, Curcumin, Diet?

To help control symptoms and enhance quality of life, some patients use complementary therapies as an adjunct to their conventional therapy…” Hi David, I am a newly diagnosed myeloma patient.

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Bone Imaging Can Make or Break Multiple Myeloma

Bone imaging is a critical aspect of care for patients with multiple myeloma (MM), and recent advances in imaging modalities have improved detection of lytic lesions and bone marrow involvement. “Bone

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Living w/ Post-Cancer Fear As a Myeloma Survivor-

Today, there are 16.9 million cancer survivors in the U.S., and 64 percent of them are 65 or older. How can they best manage post-cancer fear generated by the disease? I’ve been living with post-cancer

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Does Sleep Apnea Make Myeloma More Aggressive?

“It’s potentially a very potent driver of cancer aggression (sleep apnea),” she says. “It’s so simple. It had such a profound impact, but it’s potentially so treatable.” Sleep apnea is yet

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Cataract Surgery-Questions You Should Ask-

Before you opt for cataract surgery, there are a few things that you need to clarify with the surgeon. Here is the list of questions that every patient should ask the surgeon before going ahead with the

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Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for My Heart Failure

“A new stem cell therapy significantly improved long-term health outcomes in patients with severe and end-stage heart failure in a study presented at the ACC” I am a long-term survivor of an

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ASCT for Multiple Myeloma? C-Reactive Protein Indicates OS-

Elevated pre-ASCT C-Reactive Protein identifies a high-risk population especially in patients undergoing delayed ASCT for multiple myeloma… The study linked and excerpted below documents how an elavated

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Relapsed, Refractory aka Heavily Pre-Treated Multiple Myeloma- Understanding the Next Step…

“For heavily pre-treated patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), bortezomib, dexamethasone, thalidomide, cisplatin, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide and etoposide (VDT PACE) regimen

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Myeloma Blood Counts Climbing- M-spike, FLC’s- Integrate Conventional w/ Non?

The tumors shown to be sensitized by resveratrol include… multiple myeloma…The chemotherapeutic agents include…velcade, and gemcitabine…” Hi David- We are at a bit of a stressful

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Is Upfront Radiation Therapy a Negative for Myeloma Patients?

“We hypothesized that upfront Radiation Therapy (RT) is a marker of more aggressive disease associated with worse long‐term survival outcomes…” As is often the case, I disagree with

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