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

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Multiple Myeloma- Darzalex Best Among All Triplet Combinations

Since only two agents were found to add a significant cost-effective value to multiple myeloma regimens, the researchers highlighted the need for improved value for this patient population. When someone

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Oral Mucositis Therapies for Multiple Myeloma ASCT Patients-

Pain from the condition (oral mucositis) can slow or delay cancer treatment (ASCT), and in severe cases require hospitalization. Consider LLLT and Cryotherapy aka ice chips… According to research,

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Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for Multiple Myeloma- Overall Survival vs. PFS

“Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (ASCT) remains a dangerous procedure with many possible complications; it is reserved for patients with life-threatening diseases” You have been diagnosed

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Multiple Myeloma Chemotherapy Side Effect-Anemia

“Causes of anemia-Chemotherapy damages bone marrow. But this is usually temporary, and anemia usually improves a few months after chemotherapy ends..” Anemia can either be a symptom of multiple

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Most New Multiple Myeloma Drugs Don’t Improve Overall Survival or QOL

MM patients showed improved survival over the study period, with the 2-year survival gap between MM patients and matched controls decreasing at a rate of 3% per year. Think about it. Many multiple myeloma

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Atrial Fibrilation-Catheter Ablation More Popular But Complications Rise

“Catheter ablation (for afib) volumes rose 2.5-fold during the study period…The overall in-hospital complication rate increased during the study period from 3.07% to 7.04%” I developed

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Is Atrial Fibrillation Giving Me Dementia!?

Atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients without stroke is independently associated with cognitive decline, according to study results published in the European Journal of Neurology I developed chemo-induced

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Multiple Myeloma Cancer Coaching- Sex after Kyphoplasty???

“The incidence of recurrent fracture after kyphoplasty (for MM spine involvment) is substantial at 10% within the first 90 days.  Hi Cancer Coach- My 37 year old daughter was diagnosed with Multiple

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Radiation-Induced Fibrosis & the Multiple Myeloma Survivor

Radiation-induced fibrosis (RIF) may be reversible… the sooner you begin therapies to reduce your radiation damage the better… Let me set the stage. I am a long-term multiple myeloma (MM) survivor

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The Cancer-Suicide Link

“Similarly, the suicide rate among patients with cancer is about double that of individuals with no history of cancer, according to an analysis of 3,604,229 patients..” Can cancer cause suicide?

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