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

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Myeloma Survivor- Got Chemobrain? Get Aromatherapy, Essential Oils

“Clinical trials have examined (essential oils) use in patients with cancer (multiple myeloma) for anxiety, nausea, vomiting and other health-related conditions…” According to research,

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Multiple Myeloma-Non-Toxic Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Reduction

“With an aging population and a rising prevalence of obesity and cancer (MM), the incidence of VTE is expected to increase in the coming years…” If you’ve been diagnosed with multiple myeloma

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Can Multiple Myeloma Cause Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder aka PTSD?

Symptoms (of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) may include severe anxiety, guilt, isolation insomnia, nightmares, depression, agitation, flashbacks, and declines in memory and concentration… I am a

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Multiple Myeloma-Anticoagulation for Venous Thromboembolism?

“…the data on VTE recurrence with or without continued anticoagulation are limited, and it is impossible to advise whether a (MM) patient’s risk for VTE exceeds the bleeding risk of ongoing

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ASCT for Multiple Myeloma-Not So “Evidence-based”?

“Finally, in 1995, the first randomized trial was published, with impressive results…But these results didn’t hold up…The approach (ASCT) was recognized for what it was: ineffective

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Multiple Myeloma-Medical Health Care Records Document Everything

“Managing your health care records can be complicated, especially if you’re juggling information from several different medical providers and other sources…” Yet another example of

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Beating Myeloma: “If I Knew Then What I Know Now”

Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients Don’t Know What They Don’t Know- MM Cancer Coaching provides answers to your questions- I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM), in February of

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Thromboprophylaxis / Blood Clot Prevention w/ Advanced Cancer

“patients with advanced cancer admitted to specialist palliative care units (SPCUs) found that 1 in 3 had deep vein thrombosis and that thromboprophylaxis may have little benefit for late-stage disease.” Patients

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Fertility-related Online Support For Male Cancer Survivors

“These findings suggest that most men do want to talk to others about fertility, which indicates that there is a need for more fertility-related social support” Let me qualify the above statement-

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Blood Clots Prevention from Multiple Myeloma Chemotherapy

“After the cancer itself, blood clots are the second leading cause of death, along with infection, in real-world cancer outpatients receiving chemotherapy… Newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM)

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