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Diagnosis: Multiple Myeloma

Plasma cell neoplasms are diseases in which the body makes too many plasma cells. Multiple myeloma is a type of plasma cell neoplasm.  In multiple myeloma,...

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Polycythemia Vera Explained

Polycythemia vera, or PV, is one of a group of progressive blood cancers called myeloproliferative neoplasms, or MPNs. This group also includes essential thrombocythemia and...

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Metastatic Breast Cancer

Today, more and more women and men with metastatic breast cancer are living longer, meaningful, and productive lives. While the search for a cure continues,...

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On Becoming a Gastrointestinal Cancer Survivor

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are those that arise from the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, bile ducts, anus, and small and large intestines. These cancers are often...

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What Happens When You Have a Mental Health Disorder and Are Diagnosed with Cancer

Millions of people in the U.S. live with mental health disorders. These include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and panic disorders, substance addiction, and eating disorders,...

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Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma and its treatment often cause side effects. In addition to providing treatment to slow, stop, or eliminate the cancer, an important part of...

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What Is Primary Myelofibrosis?

Primary myelofibrosis, or MF, is  a chronic blood cancer in which excessive scar tissue forms in the bone marrow and impairs its ability to produce...

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Dual Diagnosis: Diabetes + Cancer

More than 29 million people in the United States are living with diabetes. Of those, 8 million don’t know they have it. An even greater...

Understanding Cancer How to Cope - Survivor

Multiple Myeloma

Your oncologist, nurses, and other members of your healthcare team work together to treat your multiple myeloma. Since medical ap­pointments are...

Side Effects Understanding Cancer

Cancer and Fertility in Men

The American Cancer Society estimates that by January 2024 there will be more than 9.3 mil­lion men living with cancer in...

Understanding Cancer How to Cope - Survivor

For Lung Cancer Survivors

When you are diagnosed with lung cancer and start receiv­ing treatments, you begin to realize the many changes that are hap­pening in your life....

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Your Guide to Understanding Metastatic Breast Cancer

If this is your first cancer diagnosis, understanding the disease will help you talk with your health­care providers. Here, we’ll discuss the basics of breast...