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Gerard Blue, Triad man, battles with Multiple Myeloma [Video]

It’s a form of blood cancer that starts in the plasma cells and spreads throughout the body. African Americans are two to three more times likely to be diagnosed.

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Recently we’ve heard a lot about the strand of cancer known as Multiple Myeloma. It’s a form of blood cancer that starts in the plasma cells and spreads throughout the body.

Just two weeks ago, former Secretary of State, Colin Powell died from COVID-19 complications, however, his doctors say his Myeloma raised his risk of dying from the virus.

We spoke with Mr. Gerard Blue and his wife Stacy about what the last three years have been like for their family.

Gerard told us that he was experiencing severe back pain before his diagnosis and thought nothing was wrong beyond that.

“I said at least we found out what it was. And so let’s go from here. …

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Second-line CAR-T therapy in B-cell lymphoma [Video]

Peter M. Riedell, MD, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, shares updates from the Phase III ZUMA-7 trial (NCT03391466) of the anti CD19 axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel), a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL). A superior event-free survival and overall survival were reported in the axi-cel arm and the findings corroborate with data from the Phase III TRANSFORM trial (NCT03575351), demonstrating the potential of CAR T-cell therapy as a second-line option for LBCL. This interview took place at the 63rd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition congress in Atlanta, GA.

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‘I feel forgotten’: Shielders call for more support amid Covid spike [Video]

As Omicron cases rise, shielding patients who have weakened immune systems are calling for more support and guidance.Juliet Roberston, from Inverurie, says she feels “forgotten about” after she was diagnosed with blood cancer last December.Despite the roll out of the vaccine Ms Robertson has been shielding ever since as her body is unable to fend off viruses like Covid-19.

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Boy Fighting Leukemia Enjoys Hamburger Dinner With Santa In North Pole CBS Philly [Video]

A 7-year-old Woodland boy diagnosed with leukemia wished to meet Santa Claus and have a hamburger dinner at the North Poleand that wish was granted.

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Seneca Valley Football Teams Draws Inspiration From Athletic Director Diagnosed With Breast Cancer CBS Pittsburgh [Video]

Seneca Valley High School's football team is learning the greatest lessons in life this year.