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Description: A frequent side effect of cancer treatment is neuropathy, but many patients are reluctant to speak up for fear of interrupting their treatment. At a recent patient forum, experts discussed the topic o...
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Dedicated myeloma patient advocate Pat Killingsworth caught up with Patient Power at the 2014 American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting. Pat shares his advice for newly diagnosed patients, stressing the importance of making educated decisions and raising one's myeloma "IQ." Get email alerts | http://www.p......
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High-risk multiple myeloma can be a frightening term. At a recent town meeting at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Gareth Morgan from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences explained that risk is defined in many different ways. Dr. Morgan tells us which factors are used to determine the level of risk, and what you should keep in mind if you ...
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Staying active is important to your physical and mental health. If you have an MPN, will exercise be harmful, especially with an enlarged spleen? Experts say, “yes” but offer some cautionary advice. Exercise is certainly vital for your overall well-being, but the type of exercise you choose will make a difference. MPN experts share their advice. ...
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It’s wonderful to have a number of available myeloma treatments, but how do you choose which is best for you? At a recent Patient Power myeloma forum in Houston, Dr. Robert Orlowski from MD Anderson Cancer Center explained the different types of therapies available including how the drugs work and the benefit to patients. Get email alerts |...
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During the 2014 American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting, Patient Power caught up with our friend, Jan Geissler. Jan is a patient advocate, living with CML 2001, and he is director of the European Patients Academy on Therapeutic Innovation. He provides an update on the latest in his CML t...
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When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, it can be terrifying. Concerns begin to arise, such as how do you treat the cancer and what surgical approach is right for you? Dr. Kristine Calhoun, a dedicated breast specialist and associate director of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's Breast Health Center, joined Patient Power to discuss the controver...
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Some women may have a family history of breast cancer and possibly even had a positive BRCA test for the breast cancer gene. To explain, Dr. Kristine Calhoun, a dedicated breast specialist and associate director of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's Breast Health Center, joined Patient Power and shared ...
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You may have had a blood test that showed “blasts” in your blood. What are they, and what do they mean? Dr. Srdan Verstovsek explains the significance of blasts, which MPNs are most impacted by them, and what you should know about their presence in your latest complete blood count (CBC). Get email alerts | http://www.p......
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Dr. Jennifer Brown, director of the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, joined Patient Power at the 2014 American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting to provide an update on research into CLL genetics. Dr. Brown discusses early-stage studies that aim to identify genetic mutations that could potentially lead to targe...
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Many patients are reluctant to seek second, or even third, opinions. Renowned MPN experts, Dr. Srdan Verstovsek and Dr. Jason Gotlib, explain why a second opinion is imperative, especially with myeloproliferat​ive neoplasms (MPNs). The experts discuss the importance of taking charge of your care, explaining how community oncologists and MPN speciali...
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