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Smoldering Myeloma and Financial Toxicity

Why do I mean by the phrase “smoldering myeloma and financial toxicity?” Pre-myeloma classifications such as a single plasmacytoma of bone, MGUS and SMM (smoldering myeloma) are not cancer…

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Postoperative Spinal Radiotherapy for Myeloma

Postoperative spinal radiotherapy for myeloma patients is both safe and effective according to the article linked below. However, I have to mention some cautions. I underwent surgical removal of myeloma

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Arterial Stiffness Therapy

I actively work to prevent arterial stiffness. That may sound like an odd opening sentence for a blog post but let me explain. First of all, I am a long-term cancer survivor struggling with a host of long-term

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Chemotherapy-induced Cardiomyopathy Risk

“Genotype, along with cumulative chemotherapy dosage and traditional cardiovascular risk factors improves identification of cancer patients at highest risk for Chemotherapy-induced Cardiomyopathy

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Aortic Root Dilation Management

I say aortic root dilation management because I am not yet ready for any type of surgical therapy for my aortic root dilation aka my aortic root slowly growing. According to echocardiograms, my aortic

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PostOperative Mortality following Surgery?

What is the association between severity of heart failure and risk of postoperative mortality among patients undergoing ambulatory surgery? I am a cancer survivor living with cardiomyopathy as well as

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Living w/ Congestive Heart Failure

“Although there is no cure for congestive heart failure, it’s important to manage the condition with medication and lifestyle changes to prevent it from worsening.” I disagree with the Everyday

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Prevent, Slow Dementia

Prevent, slow dementia? I am a long-term cancer survivor who has struggled with a side effect called chemo brain for years. Based on my research and experience chemo brain is a due to inflammation from

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Melatonin Protects Against Radiation Damage

According to research, about half of all cancer patients undergo radiation. One of the most common questions I get is how to protect against radiation damage. According to the study linked and excerpted

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Ocular Inflammatory Diseases

Writing about ocular inflammatory diseases is way out of my depth. When I read the study below I had to write about cyclophosphamide aka cytoxan. Or I should say, the short, long-term and late stage side

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Cardiovascular Events Due to Stem Cell Transplant

Cardiovascular events occuring after stem cell transplant have been known for years. The study linked and excerpted below gives specific risk data for the many types of cardiovascular side effects that

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Myeloma Clinical Trials Misleading

Myeloma clinical trials being misleading  compared to real life outcomes should not come as a surprise to anyone. Numerous studies conclude that “stringent inclusion criteria” gives a false

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