Category Archives for side effects ID and prevention

Understanding Blood Clots/VTE and Multiple Myeloma

Risk factors associated with increased risk of VTE among patients with Multiple Myeloma were a history of prior VTE, lenalidomide and thalidomide therapy. Imagine my surprise when I read the article linked

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C-B-D, Inflammation and Alzheimer’s

“The treated mice also lost fewer brain cells and their brains contained 20 percent less of the sticky plaques associated with Alzheimer’s…” Full transparency- the studies linked

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Chemotherapy, Radiation-induced Mucositis Prevention

“Mucositis (MU) is the painful inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract, usually as an adverse effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for cancer.

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Carf. Induced Heart Damage in Multiple Myeloma

Carfilzomib was associated with a significant incidence of Cardiovascular adverse events (in multiple myeloma), with higher rates seen with higher doses of carfilzomib. When thinking about chemotherapy

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Chemo Brain Therapies in Breast Cancer

“Cognitive function affects a variety of adults with certain diseases or neurological problems. In particular, women who previously underwent chemotherapy for their breast cancer diagnosis have an

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Myeloma Chemo Improves OR, PFS but Increased Adverse Events

Grade 3 or worse adverse events (AE), such as anemia, hypertension, dyspnea, and decreased lymphocyte count were more frequently reported by the carfilzomib group than the bortezomib group. As always,

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Multiple Myeloma w/ Radiation Therapy

“The ability of Resveritrol (RSV) to modify the effect of radiation exposure in normal and cancer cells has indeed been shown quite convincingly…” Multiple myeloma (MM) patients can undergo

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ASCT Now or Later? Makes No Difference in Multiple Myeloma

Do you care more about how long you live (OS) or how long your multiple myeloma is in remission (PFS)? While there is no guarantee of either longevity or a long remission, you are trying to choose between

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Hemorrhagic Cystitis aka Irritable, Urgent, Frequent, Painful Bladder-

 “Grade I Hemorrhagic Cystitis can cause disabling symptoms, e.g. frequency, urgency and pelvic pain, often localised to the bladder or urethra…” Side effects come with toxic chemotherapy.

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Chemo-Brain- Almost Half of Myeloma Patients

49 percent experienced worse cog­ni­tive function (chemo-brain) after trans­planta­tion compared to before trans­planta­tion According to the NCI, in 2015 there were an estimated 124,733 people living

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