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

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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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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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Multiple Myeloma- Dysphagia, Shaker Exercise, Difficulty Swallowing

“Oncologic treatments, such as curative radiotherapy and chemoradiation, for head and neck (MM) cancer can cause long-term swallowing impairments (dysphagia) I am a long-term multiple myeloma (MM)

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Late-delayed Myelopathy and Radiation Therapy for My Multiple Myeloma

After radiation therapy for tumors near the spine, late-delayed myelopathy may develop. This disorder causes weakness, loss of sensation, and sometimes the Brown-Séquard syndrome The hallmark symptom

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Short, Long, Late Side Effects of Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for Multiple Myeloma

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (ASCT) is aggressive therapy for multiple myeloma patients and can bring serious short, long-term and late stage collateral damage aka side effects. I was diagnosed

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Multiple Myeloma-PostThrombotic Syndrome-Natural Blood Thinners

“More than one-third of patients with DVT will develop PTS, and 5% to 10% of patients will develop severe PTS, which may manifest as venous ulceration…” I was diagnosed with multiple

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