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26 01, 2015

High cost of chemotherapy shouldn’t keep our doctors from trying

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Any news clip, article or column about multiple myeloma that appears in the mainstream media always gets my attention.  Myeloma survivor, Bob Tufts, makes some thoughtful points on his blog post last week in the Huffington Post.  Here's a pair of excerpts: This cost-based line of reasoning would have harmed me when I was diagnosed

23 08, 2014

Myeloma featured on Cure Talk broadcasts

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Wednesday our Cure Talk panel was fortunate to spend over an hour with Emory University's Dr. Sagar Lonial, a well known myeloma specialist.  The focus was on ways to treat high risk multiple myeloma patients most effectively. I was pleased by how well the hour went.  No real technical glitches.  Intelligent questions from our panel

19 08, 2014

Patient Snapshot Update: Chuck from Georgia

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The promise of becoming part of exciting, new clinical trials can be intoxicating.  But most only work for less than half of the patients that sign up. Here's an update from a Patient Snapshot alumnus, Chuck.  Sounds like he's one of the unlucky ones: Pat, Rewinding to my last update: http://multiplemyelomablog.com/2014/05/patient-snapshot-update-chucks-challenging-myeloma-journey.html I was just starting

17 09, 2013

Patient Snapshot: Chuck’s challenging myeloma journey (Part Two)

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Yesterday I promised that I would "point-out another inexcusable error, this time made by Chuck’s hematologist.  And you will learn that Chuck’s myeloma road has been far from average or easy."   Here is Part Two of Chuck's myeloma journey: I finally met with my hematologist, and he ordered another serum protein test as well as