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MGUS and SMM are Pre-Myeloma

MGUS and SMM are Pre-Myeloma- precursor diagnostic stages of the blood cancer called multiple myeloma. Think of the term pre-myeloma the way you think of Colon polyps as pre colon cancer or Barrett’s

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Chemotherapy-induced Cardiotoxicity-

Early detection of chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity is crucial in order to prevent irreversible cardiac dysfunction, which occurs in more than one third of patients “Early detection is crucial…”

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Constipation and Diarrhea- chemo induced-

Constipation and diarrhea are two of the most common short-term side effects caused by cancer therapy. Like fatigue or nausea, if you undergo chemotherapy and/or radiation, you will almost certainly experience

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Accelerated Aging in Cancer Survivors-

Cancer therapies cause accelerated aging. We know this because cancer survivors develop age-related health conditions faster than normal people. In addition, we know this because most of us have seen cancer

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5 Factors That May Affect Myeloma Outcomes

Myeloma outcomes vary widely. Invariably, the first thing that newly diagnosed patients want to know is the average outcome. But there is no average myeloma outcome.  The second thing that newly diagnosed

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Heart Disease Second Leading Cause of Death for Cancer Patients

“Heart disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in cancer patients. Candidates for aggressive radical surgeries or chemotherapies should be carefully selected in this aging cancer population” Heart

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Myeloma Imaging

  Myeloma imaging tests are the only way I know of to look IN to your bones to see if there is any bone involvement. The challenge is that radiation comes with some forms of imaging. In the spirit

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Actinic Keratosis- Photodynamic Therapy

“Subsequent meta-analyses showed that daytime Photodynamic Therapy was associated with a significantly reduced maximal pain score and a lower risk of adverse events as compared with cPDT” I

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Early Myeloma-Therapy Plan?

Hello David- I am 46 and have been diagnosed with early Myeloma in fall of 2020. I don’t have any other health issues and do not take any prescription medication. I’ve had some radiation

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Neuropathic Pain Therapies

Neuropathic pain caused by chemotherapy is not well studied and poorly controlled by conventional oncology.  My definition of this sometimes short and/or long-term side effect  is simply the tingling,

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TBL-12- Smoldering Myeloma Therapy?

High risk smoldering myeloma patients want to slow the inevitable progression to full multiple myeloma. Yet few patients want the toxicity and potential for side effects that come with chemotherapy. TBL-12

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Pollux- RVd Induction + DRd longest OS?

Does the Pollux trial provide a real alternative to maintenance therapy? But not maintenance therapy as in month after month for years. I am wondering about standard induction reaching VGPR, CR, etc. Therapy

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