Category Archives for Survivors

David Emerson: Multiple Myeloma Survivor Since 3/94

It started with a single plasmacytoma in 1994. I have maintained complete remission from End-Stage Multiple Myeloma since 1999. My name is David Emerson. Welcome to PeopleBeatingCancer.org.  I like

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Extramedullary Tumors In Multiple Myeloma

Experts have yet to reach a consensus regarding the optimal treatment modality for extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP). Current guidelines stipulate… Dear Cancer Coach- I am a 6 year survivor of multiple

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Serum Creatinine w/ Multiple Myeloma

Kidney Damage Is A Common Symptom of Multiple Myeloma. Renal Insufficiency AKA Kidney Damage and is Characterized by an Elevated Serum Creatinine.  Bone Pain, Anemia and Kidney Damage are the Big Three

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Financial Toxicity- Cancer Survivors Getting Medical Care

A new study led by a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researcher shows that millions of cancer survivors are forgoing needed medical care because of concerns about cost. Published early online

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Chemobrain Coping- my list of 8 after 25 years-

Chemobrain or cognitive dysfunction has been a constant companion of mine since I completed active therapy for my cancer in ’97. I didn’t know it at the time but looking back at certain events,

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Myeloma in Complete Remission-Maintenance Chemo?

Dear Cancer Coach-I just read your story and want to thank you for sharing. I am 47 and was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in August 2014. I started chemo, had a great response and went into remission

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Late effects of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation common and often debilitating

“However, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) survivors are at risk of developing long-term complications, such as endocrinopathies, musculoskeletal disorders, cardiopulmonary compromise

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Enzyme alpha-1-antitrypsin May Reduce Graft-Vs.-Host Disease (GvHD)

“A natural enzyme derived from human blood plasma showed potential in significantly reducing the effects of graft-vs.-host disease, a common and deadly side effect of lifesaving bone marrow transplants.” Allogeneic

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Prevent Inner Ear Damage Side Effects

Collateral Damage aka Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation Can be Identified and Prevented My experience has been that oncologists don’t talk about the real possibility of short, long-term

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Managing Brain Damage in Head/Neck Cancer

In a pilot study of the association, Razak and colleagues found that nine of 10 survivors of head/neck cancer had deficits in various aspects of neurocognitive function two years after treatment…” When my

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