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Category Archives for side effects ID and prevention

Chemotherapy-Induced Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation, Afib

“Sudden death with documented or suspected ventricular arrhythmias has been reported with almost all classes of chemotherapeutic drugs but rarely…” According to the studies linked and

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Healing Chemotherapy-induced Cardiomyopathy-heart damage

The past five echocardiograms indicate that I am healing my chemotherapy-induced Cardiomyopathy. I am doing this with evidence-based, non-toxic, non-conventional therapies such as nutrition, supplementation,

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Healing Chemotherapy-induced Deep Vein Thrombosis aka blood clot

Deep-vein thromboses aka blood clots  seemingly appear out of nowhere. Chemo can cause blood clots. Cancer can cause blood clots. Sitting can cause blood clots. Make no mistake. Blood clots are  complicated,

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Diet and Physical Activity to Prevent Cancer

The article below falls under the category “I wish I knew then what I know now.” That is to say, I believe my diet and physical activity aka my lifestyle, factored into my cancer diagnosis

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Healing Chemotherapy-induced Atrial Fibrillation- (Afib)

My diagnosis of multiple myeloma led to induction chemotherapy, stem cell mobilization and an autologous stem cell transplant all in 1995. Fifteen years later, in late 2010, I developed chronic atrial

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Young Myeloma Patient? Tandem Stem Cell Transplant?

HSCT patients who have survived for at least 5 years post-transplantation are at a fourfold to ninefold increased risk of late mortality for as long as 30 years from HSCT, producing an estimated 30% lower

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My Hemorrhagic Cystitis aka Irritable Bladder

Hemorrhagic Cystitis, irritible bladder, Interstitial cystitis and painful bladder syndrome all have similar symptoms and can be mistaken for each other. In this case, I’m writing about chemotherapy-induced

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NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine)-Heart, Bladder, Chemobrain, Kidney

As odd as this may sound, I am a Multiple Myeloma (MM) survivor with long-term and late stage side effects that will probably kill me before my incurable blood cancer will. I spend more time and effort

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Chemotherapy-induced Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension

“Chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity treatment treatment refers to the damage of heart muscles due to intake of chemotherapy drugs.” It isn’t the fact that many chemotherapy regimes are

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Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy for Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiomyopathy

“Among patients with chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy eligible for cardiac resynchronization therapy, CRT improved left ventricular function and promoted reverse remodeling…” Read

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