Category Archives for Newly Diagnosed

Myeloma Diagnosis: What Next?

What Does Being Diagnosed with an “Incurable but Treatable Cancer” Mean for Multiple Myeloma Patients and Survivors? When I was diagnosed in ’94, I had never heard of multiple myeloma

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Chemotherapy-Induced Nerve Pain (CIPN) in Multiple Myeloma

“Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) may negatively influence multiple myeloma (MM) patients’ health-related quality of life.” While there is a long and growing list of

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Blogging as Multiple Myeloma Cancer Therapy

A study in the February issue of the Oncologist reports that multiple myeloma patients who engaged in expressive writing just before treatment felt markedly better, mentally and physically I have been

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Myeloma Cancer Coaching-“Is my oncologist speaking a foreign language?!”

Translate Confusing Multiple Myeloma terms and phrases A diagnosis of multiple myeloma is difficult. The last thing cancer patients and caregivers need is cancer jargon- confusing lingo- from their oncologist. 

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for Autologous Stem Cell Transplants

“A typical course of hyperbaric oxygen treatments increases by eight-fold the number of stem cells circulating in a patient’s body” Autologus peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (ASCT)

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Five Steps to Put Multiple Myeloma Patients in Control

Multiple Myeloma Patients and Survivors Must Learn about both Conventional and Non-Conventional Therapies in Order to Manage Their Cancers Successfully Kathy Giusti, fellow long term multiple myeloma survivor

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Multiple Myeloma + Intravenous Vitamin C

PAA (intravenous vitamin c) selectively kills CD138+MM tumor cells derived from MM and smoldering MM (SMM) Leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma all have a robust collection of FDA approved,  standard-of-care

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Multiple Myeloma-When Cancer Treatment Might Kill You

Multiple Myeloma is an incurable blood cancer. Do you try to cure it or control it? The blog from the New York Times written by Teresa Brown R.N. linked below summarizes the debate between aggressive conventional

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Multiple Myeloma Chemotherapy- Evidence-Based, Non-Conventional

The National Cancer Institute is working cooperatively with research centers across the U.S. to evaluate its clinical activity in hematologic malignancies… such as multiple myeloma I was diagnosed

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Glottic, Laryngeal Cancer-Preservation of the Larynx Improves QOL

“A retrospective review of patients with laryngeal cancer using SEER-Medicare data demonstrated that chemoradiation was 4-fold more likely to be used in patients with advanced laryngeal cancer; however,

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