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Category Archives for Newly Diagnosed

A Cancer “Cure” is Not Enough- Cancer Survivors QOL

‘Many studies have shown that childhood and adolescent cancer survivors are at increased risk for chronic medical problems and emotional late effects as they age…’ Surviving Acute Myelogenous

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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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Multiple Myeloma Patients are ALL “Toxicity-Vulnerable”

Are you a “Toxicity-Vulnerable” Multiple Myeloma Patient? “This prospective multicenter study demonstrated that chemotherapy toxicity is common in older adults, with 53% experiencing

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Therapy for the “Non-Transplant Eligible Patient” in Multiple Myeloma

Balance Therapy for Quality of Life With Quantity of Life With the Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patient. A “non-transplant eligible patient” is a patient who is too weak to take the standard-of-care,

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Pycnogenol Supplementation As Meniere’s and Tinnitus Therapy

Pycnogenol (Pyc) is effective in a short period of time in relieving tinnitus symptoms by improving cochlear blood flow If I knew then what I know now. If I had a nickel for every time I said that since

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Myeloma Therapy- Conventional, Complementary, Integrative –

Multiple Myeloma Patients and Survivors Must use the Best of Both Conventional (FDA approved) and Evidence-based Non-Conventional Therapies. You’ve been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (MM). Your

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Diagnostic Testing for MGUS

Whether you “watch and wait” or undergo non-toxic MGUS therapies, regular diagnostic testing is now a part of your life You’ve been diagnosed with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined

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Cryoablation- Palliative Therapy for Bone Metastases

Percutaneous cryoablation is a safe, effective, and durable method of palliative therapy for pain due to bone metastases I underwent palliative therapy for my relapsed cancer in the fall of 1996. At the

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Ballooning Cancer Survivor population in the U.S.

Cancer Coaching- “Patients diagnosed with cancer will likely have comorbid conditions that need to be managed, and Rowland estimates 16 percent will have had a previous malignancy” The article

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Cardiac Risks for Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Taking Herceptin

A new study demonstrates that Herceptin (trastuzumab) increases the risk of heart problems in breast cancer patients aged 70 to 92.  It is a significant increase of 33% for those who with a history

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