Cancer Info

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Steph Carter – Yoga Pose

I am currently receiving chemo treated for Multiple Myeloma (blood cancer) and I have found it very helpful to learn more about this disease as well as research in what ways I can prolong my life and minimise side effects from chemo. You can read the background on my diagnosis and previous treatments on my blog.

I have listened to one of the Cure Panel Talk Show archived episodes and today’s topic looks pretty interesting, price although I don’t know anything about yoga.

The Cure Panel is a talk show that features leading medical experts in conversation with a panel of patients about latest treatments under development for specific medical conditions such as Multiple Myeloma or Leukemia

The show features a discussion with Carol Horton, PhD, author of Yoga Ph.D.: Integrating the Life of the Mind and the Wisdom of the Body. Three Multiple Myeloma survivors will be talking about the role that yoga has played in their treatment.

Topic: Yoga for Healing
Time: 3pm/6pm PST/EST
Multiple Myeloma panelists: Lisa Duncan, Catherine Kerr, Carole Pepe

You can read more info here.

Reading their bios, it really is inspiring how each panelist has used Yoga in their lives to help battle Multiple Myeloma. Should be a good discussion. You should call in!

I am living with Multiple Myeloma (blood cancer). From February – November 2013, medicine
I was on my 4th chemo treatment called Velcade, pill
which were weekly in-hospital injections, viagra dosage
in addition to a variety of other pills I took to supplement my chemo treatment. From November 22nd (end of chemo treatment) until end of July 2013, my myeloma was not detectable in my blood. My cancer levels increased each month and spiked in Dec and January 2015, requiring immediate action. From February 2015, I will be treated with Pomalidomide chemo and dexamethasone (Pom/dex). If you have any questions, just ask.

Organizations
Myeloma Canada
Myeloma Vancouver
International Myeloma Foundation
CanHope
Mater Institute of Research and Therapy in Blood Cancer (Ireland)
Myeloma UK
Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders
Canadian Partnership against Cancer
SWOG (cancer research cooperative group)
Patient Power – Multiple Myeloma (videos)

Cancer Blogs I read

Myeloma
Matt vs Myeloma
Living with Multiple Myeloma
Myeloma Beacon
IMF – Myeloma Voices

Other
Pass Me Another Cupcake@steph_rebecca
Cancer in Context – Debra Sherman, Reuters reporter with lung cancer

Relevant Conferences
American Society of Hematology Dec 7-10, New Orleans

Newsletters
Multiple Myeloma Cure
The Multiple Myeloma Daily
SWOG Cancer Research Daily

Magazines
Cure

Forums
The Myeloma Beacon Forum (patients and families)
Myeloma UK Forum

Advice
What you need to know about Multiple Myeloma – National Cancer Institute
Managing the side effects of chemo – Princess Margaret Hospital

3 Responses to Cancer Info

  1. Hi Phillip,

    I am listening to Superbetter and your story resonates with me.

    My younger brother was diagnosed with MM last fall, and my best friend’s father has been fighting MM for over 6 years.

    I struggle with this in a way that may surprise you. It is because I know why diseases are created…and how they can be un-created.

    Very few people (as far as I know) take me seriously.

    If you are curious, you can find out more on my website.

    Blessings,

    Scott

    • tyfn says:

      Scott, thank you very much for reaching out to me. My thoughts are with your brother and best friend’s father as they deal with this disease. MM is an ongoing journey that affects patients as well as those around them in ways that others may not understand. I try and remain positive about life and find that my friends continue to be there for me. Stay strong! Enjoy the day.

  2. Debbie Taylor says:

    Hello, Phillip. I am reaching out to see how you are doing. I am thinking about you and pray that you are doing well. Be encouraged, and Keep the Faith!

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