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Week 159 of chemo complete: Estimate cancer levels reasonably stable

The results from my February monthly blood test were missing the m protein value. My particular type of multiple myeloma is less common and it is not always possible to get an m protein value – the best measure to … Continue reading

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Week 151 of chemo complete: Adding a new chemo due to increased cancer levels

After consultation with my Myeloma Specialist/Hematologist, I’ve made the choice to add a new chemo to my Pomalyst chemo treatment. My December blood test results show that my cancer levels have increased from 8 in November to between 10 and … Continue reading

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Week 147 of chemo complete: Cancer levels are stable

Good news! My November blood test results show that cancer levels are stable again – Nov = 8. Hopefully this 8-9 range will be the new normal for future tests. This test result shows that my Pomalyst chemo is effectively … Continue reading

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Week 143 of chemo complete: Big spike in cancer levels

My late Oct test results are 9 for my cancer levels. This is a big spike from early Oct, which was between 5 to 6. This means two things. First, dexamethasone (a steroid) was very effective in keeping my cancer … Continue reading

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Week 139 of chemo complete: Making sense of my spiked cancer levels

Apologies for not sharing blood test results for a while. I needed clarification from my Myeloma Specialist after viewing my Aug, Sept, and Oct results. Unfortunately, I have spiked cancer levels (m protein value). My Oct results show my cancer … Continue reading

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