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Healing Chemotherapy-Induced Heart Disease-

Can cardio-toxic chemotherapy cause atrial fibrillation, ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidemia  and diabetes??? Deja Vu all over again.

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End Stage Multiple Myeloma- Early Palliative Care

Early Palliative care is NOT end-of-life care for MMers. For the sake of this blog post, the phrase “advance care planning” or “symptom management” makes more sense.  We all think

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Post-Thrombotic Syndrome, Multiple Myeloma Side Effect

“Known collectively as post-thrombotic syndrome or post-phlebitic syndrome, symptoms can be painful and debilitating…” Correction- post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is really a side effect

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Heart Failure, Cardiac Function, Serum Vitamin D

Heart failure (HF) is an increasingly prevalent health problem affecting more than 15 million of patients worldwide.1… it still has a poor prognosis.2, 3 Only 35% of patients will survive within

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Stem Cell Transplant- Treatment-related Secondary Cancer

“We describe baseline incidence and risk factors for new cancers (secondary cancer) in 4161 persons receiving autotransplants for multiple myeloma in the United States from 1990 to 2010″ Having

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Cardiac Rehabilitation for the Multiple Myeloma Survivor

Meta analyses demonstrate that Cardiac Rehabilitation reduces CVD mortal- ity and hospital admissions and improves health-related quality of life in patients with coronary heart disease. Ouch. According

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Multiple Myeloma Survivor? Protect Your Heart.

Appropriate early management of CHD risk factors and stimulation of physical activity and supplementation may reduce CHD risk in multiple myeloma survivors The bad news is that if you underwent certain

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Long-Term Myeloma Survivor Desperate for Cardio-Oncology

Cardio-oncology is a multidisciplinary specialty aimed at managing and preventing cardiovascular disease in cancer patients and survivors. With the changing landscape of cancer therapeutics, patients are

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Multiple Myeloma Side Effects- AMD Prevention, Eye Health

The leading cause of legal blindness, age-related macular degeneration affects more than 10 million Americans — more than cataracts and glaucoma combined Aggressive, high-dose chemotherapy and radiation

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Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma-“Continual Risk of Secondary Cancer”

“…but the investigators wrote that this study confirmed the continual risk of secondary cancer beyond 25 years after a diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma…” The study isn’t talking

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