Multiple Myeloma and Mental Health

I shouldn’t have to write this, but that doesn’t mean I don’t need to write it. Multiple myeloma is hard. Cancer is hard. Being sick is hard. Recovering is hard. Not being able to do what you used to is hard. It is so hard that it is actually more likely than not that myeloma … Read more

Financial Toxicity – The Cost of Myeloma Treatments

Financial Toxicity in Cancer They call it financial toxicity. Many multiple myeloma treatments cause unwelcome effects in myeloma patients. One of the most common side effects of myeloma treatments is peripheral neuropathy in which the patient develops pain or numbness typically in the hands or feet. Other treatments cause nausea, vomiting, and so on. The … Read more

What Is Car T for Multiple Myeloma

So, you have multiple myeloma, or you know someone who does (or how else did you end up here?). Chances are you have heard of CAR T (pronounced car — like a Ford — and the letter T — like Sesame Street). What is CAR T exactly and how does CART fit into multiple myeloma … Read more

Generic Revlimid

Generic Revlamid, or generic lenalidomide is coming, but it may not help as much as cancer patients would hope. Revlimid is the brand name for the drug lenalidomide. Revlimid is a key drug for the the treatment of multiple myeloma. Until recently, Revlimid was produced by Celgene. However, Bristol Myers Squibb spent over $70 billion … Read more

Best Multiple Myeloma Specialists Doctors

OK. You’ve been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Chances are you got thrown to a random multiple myeloma doctor for your myeloma diagnosis. But, now you’re thinking, “how do I know you have the right myeloma doctor for me?” Multiple Myeloma Doctors Near Me Unfortunately, you may be limited to the best multiple myeloma specialists near … Read more

Myeloma Drug Glossary Dictionary

This is one of those things that I’m going to put into a nice graphic when I have the time. For now, hopefully this table proves useful as a thesaurus of myeloma drugs, and their brand names vs generic drug names. Myelo – A prefix meaning marrow or of the spine Myeloma – a tumor … Read more