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End Stage Myeloma Selinexor

End stage myeloma occurs when a MM patient reaches multi-drug resistance (MDR). Basically, if you’re a MM patient who has tried and failed all other FDA approved MM therapies then your MM grows

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Dosing Myeloma Chemo

How do clinical trials figure out the dosing of myeloma chemo regimens? This may seem like a silly question but the answer is anything but silly. Clinical trials rely on a concept called maximum tolerated

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Dying from 5-FU Therapy

According to the article linked below, dying from 5-FU therapy doesn’t happen often. But when it does, it can be an awful death. Please understand that the chemo regimen fluoropyrimidine, usually

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Long-term Responses in Myeloma

Yes, younger, healthier newly diagnosed MM patients with less active MM sometimes have long-term responses in myeloma. Yes, aggressive treatment in the form of autologous stem cell transplantation can

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Hemorrhagic Cystitis in Pediatric Cancer

According to the research linked below, hemorrhagic cystitis in pediatric cancer patients who undergo a hematopoietic stem cell transplant occurs about 25% of the time if the patient undergoes an allogenic

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Long-Term Support for Cancer Survivors

Long-term support for cancer survivors is not just about screening and regular check-ups. Numerous studies document both the risks and benefits from screening for all cancers. And there are many risks

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Daratumumab Enhances Myeloma Induction

Yes, daratumumab enhances myeloma induction therapy. To say this a different way, the FDA approved standard-of-care (SOC) for all newly diagnosed myeloma patients, Velcade, Revlimid and Dexamethasone

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Manage Myeloma with Less

To manage myeloma with less- less chemo, less radiation, less treatment in general, is an approach that has been practiced in the United States for years. The challenge is that the FDA approved standard-of-care

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Myeloma Chemo Testing

Myeloma chemo testing, that is to say, testing your specific myeloma to see if it is sensitive to Velcade, Revlimid,  Daratumumab, etc. could be a major breakthrough in managing the blood cancer multiple

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Melphalan and IVC kill Myeloma

According to research melphalan and IVC kill myeloma. IVC stands for intravenous vitamin C or ascorbic acid. The first study linked and excerpted below demonstrate this in vitro and in vivo (test tubes,

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Atrial Fibrillation with Antioxidants

I manage my atrial fibrillation  with antioxidants. Not exclusively antioxidants but nutrition and supplementation are the foundation for my AF care day-in, day-out. I am a long-term cancer survivor.

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Aortic Aneurysm Repair

I am a long-term cancer survivor. I developed chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy in late 2010 . Since then I began undergoing annual echocardiograms.  I have noticed both my aortic root and my descending

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