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Exercise w/ Atrial Fibrillation-Good or Bad?

The burden of arrhythmia can be reduced by physical exercise. The effect of exercise intensity on burden of atrial fibrillation (a-fib) needs to be studied further You’ve developed atrial fibrillation

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Surviving Multiple Myeloma- Post-Cancer Fear

Today, there are 16.9 million cancer survivors in the U.S., and 64 percent of them are 65 or older. It is estimated that 75,000 of these are surviving MM. I have survived multiple myeloma since my diagnosis

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Multiple Myeloma Symptom, Side Effect- Infection

“We show that the risk of infections and infection-related death is significantly increased in MM patients compared to controls.” Myelosuppression is the most common cause of death (COD) among

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Choline, Phosphatidylserine- Non-Toxic Therapies to Fight Alzheimer’s

Choline is used by the body to produce acetyl-choline, an important neurotransmitter essential for brain and nervous system functions including memory, muscle control and mood The article linked and excerpted

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Anthracycline- Induced Cardiotoxicity- Late Stage Side Effect

The incidence of late progressive (anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy) cardiovascular disease in long-term survivors of cancer is established and may contribute to heart failure and death. In 2010 I

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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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Multiple Myeloma Chemotherapy = Accelerated Aging

“Even decades after treatment, multiple myeloma (MM) survivors tire more easily than people with no history of the disease, according to new research.” Conventional cancer treatement for the

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Multiple Myeloma Chemotherapy Kills (SAE/FAE)

“They found that 14 drug trial reports did not include data on SAE s, 22 presented no data on serious events, and two presented no data on deaths (FAE)“ Don’t expect your oncologist to

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Multiple Myeloma Side Effects-Chemo-induced, Radiation-induced Muscle Atrophy

“Peripheral neuropathy can be part of a paraneoplastic syndrome accompanying the disease but more commonly is a consequence of treatment with neurotoxic therapies, and produces sensory, motor, autonomic

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Stem Cell Transplant- Treatment-related Secondary Cancer

“We describe baseline incidence and risk factors for new cancers (treatment-related secondary cancer) in 4161 persons receiving autotransplants for multiple myeloma in the United States from 1990

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