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Blood Cancer

Prevalence of Smoldering Multiple Myeloma: Results from the iStopMM Study [Video]

Prevalence of Smoldering Multiple Myeloma: Results from the Iceland Screens, Treats, or Prevents Multiple Myeloma (iStopMM) StudySigrun Thorsteinsdottir, MD, PhDUniversity of IcelandReykjavik, IcelandSmoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) is an asymptomatic precursor condition to multiple myeloma (MM). Emerging data from clinical trials indicate that – compared to watchful monitoring – initiation of therapy at the SMM stage might be indicated. Currently, there is no established screening for SMM in the general population and therefore patients are identified incidentally. Here, we define for the first time, epidemiological and clinical characteristics of SMM in the general population based on a large (N greater than 75,000) population-based screening study.Summary and ConclusionsBased on a large (N greater than 75,000) population-based screening study we show, for the first time, that the prevalence of SMM is 0.5% in persons 40 years or older. According to current risk stratification models, approximately one third of patients have an intermediate or high risk of progression to MM. The high prevalence of SMM has implications for future treatment policies in MM as treatment initiation at the SMM stage is likely to be included in guidelines soon and underlines the necessity for accurate risk stratification in SMM.ASH 2021: Abstract 151_______________Improving Lives | Finding the CureIn the United States, an estimated 32,270 new multiple myeloma cases will be diagnosed in 2021. 159,985 new myeloma cases are diagnosed yearly. Founded in 1990, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is the first and largest organization focusing specifically on multiple myeloma. The IMF’s reach extends to more than 525,000 members in 140 countries worldwide. The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of lives of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure through our four founding principles: Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy.Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/IMFMyelomaVisit our website at: https://www.myeloma.orgFind us online:Facebook: @myeloma | https://facebook.com/myelomaTwitter: @IMFMyeloma | https://twitter.com/IMFmyelomaInstagram: @imfmyeloma | https://www.instagram.com/imfmyelomaLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/international-myeloma-foundationSupport the IMF! http://bit.ly/WskQHCCategoryNonprofits & ActivismLicenseStandard YouTube LicenseIn most cases, captions are autogenerated by YouTube.

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Blood Cancer

How I Cured My Stage 4 Cancer. [Video]

There are no miracle cures for cancer.There are no cancer killing diets. There are no organic cures for cancer.There are no secret cures for cancer.If you discover one, I urge you to publish your results in a reputable medical journal. I’m certain that pharmaceutical companies will pay large sums of money for your cure / treatment / diet.PLEASE talk to your doctor before trying any non prescribed treatments.Get a second opinion if you don’t trust your doctor or are looking for other options.Stay health and stay well informed.and don’t drink bleach.If this video upset you, or someone you know.Please let me knowIf this video helped you, please also let me know.Thanks everyone.🔴Subscribe for more life content!SOCIAL—————————-🎮-Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/proximalhead​💬-Discord: https://discord.gg/tWqd53WwY7📸-Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/DLBCL​👥-Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProximalHead🐦-Twitter: never.#Stage4#Cancer#ProximalHead

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Blood Cancer

My Cancer Relapse, Newest Treatments & Clinical Trials: Multiple Myeloma | Connie’s Story (2 of 3) [Video]

Connie first noticed small bumps on her arms, light purple in color, but they were explained away by her doctors. Finally, they were growing fast enough for her to push for more examination. That’s when she learned the multiple myeloma had relapsed. In video 2 of our 3-part series, Connie shares all the treatments she tried, combinations including Velcade, Revlimid (lenalidomide), Cytoxan, dexamethasone, Pomalyst, CAR T-cell therapy, and Blenrep. She recalls the most impactful side effects and shares tips on getting through them.In this Series: Our 3-part series with Connie covers her entire multiple myeloma story, from how she got diagnosed and first-line treatment, to her relapse and continuing different kinds and combinations of therapies, through to quality of life issues and how she lives life with multiple myeloma now. Thank you for sharing your story, Connie!Videos:(1 of 3) How I Got Diagnosed with Cancer (Again): https://youtu.be/gr-YZdZrw4g(2 of 3) My Cancer Relapse, Newest Treatments & Clinical Trials: This VideoFull story & transcript → https://www.thepatientstory.com/multiple-myeloma-relapse-connie-hThe interview has only been edited for clarity.Join Our Community:Website : https://www.thepatientstory.com/Facebook: @ThePatientStoryInstagram: @ThePatientStoryTwitter: @patient_story______________________________Contents of this video:00:00 – Intro00:32 – The 1st signs cancer was back01:49 – Treatment decision-making discussion with the doctor03:43 – Considering long-term side effects04:19 – Dealing with neuropathy06:31 – Experience with POMALYST07:37 – The dexamethasone (steroid) experience08:57 – Dealing with new tumors09:52 – Dealing with each relapse12:45 – The Darzalex and Pomalyst experience16:32 – CAR T-cell therapy clinical trials18:48 – The 2nd Clinical Trial at National Institutes of Health (NIH)20:55 -Starting BLENREP treatment22:17 – BLENREP side effects26:13 – Next steps in treatment27:58 – Tips for dealing with insurance30:51 – Waiting for the clinical trial to start______________________________#thepatientstory #multiplemyeloma #patientstories #cancerstories #cancerpatient #cancersurvivor #multiplemyeloma #myeloma #RRMM #MMSM #CARTcelltherapy #CART #bloodcancer #clinicaltrials

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Blood Cancer

Living with Multiple Myeloma: How I Got Diagnosed with Cancer | Connie’s Story (1 of 3) [Video]

Connie calls herself a “Wyoming cowgirl,” who enjoys spending quality time with her three kids and husband of nearing 40 years. It was a shock when she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a fairly rare cancer of plasma cells that is very treatable but still not curable. It was the second cancer she’d been diagnosed with, after going through treatment for thyroid cancer in 2001. In this segment, Connie describes how she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, how she processed the diagnosis, describes the stem cell transplant, and her first remission.In this Series: Our 3-part series with Connie covers her entire multiple myeloma story, from how she got diagnosed and first-line treatment, to her relapse and continuing different kinds and combinations of therapies, through to quality of life issues and how she lives life with multiple myeloma now. Thank you for sharing your story, Connie!Full story & transcript → https://www.thepatientstory.com/multiple-myeloma-diagnosis-connie-h/Join Our Community:Website : https://www.thepatientstory.com/Facebook: @ThePatientStoryInstagram: @ThePatientStoryTwitter: @patient_story______________________________Contents of this video:The interview has only been edited for clarity.00:00 – Intro00:51 – Connie’s Introduction02:40 – What were the 1st symptoms?04:28 – Remembering the moment of diagnosis05:21 – Processing a cancer diagnosis a 2nd time06:25 – What to do when you get a cancer diagnosis08:00 – The stem cell transplant10:21 – Staying in the hospital11:39 – Fighting bacterial infection (H. Pylori)13:58 – Understanding remission in multiple myeloma15:25 – Dealing with anxiety______________________________#thepatientstory #multiplemyeloma #patientstories #cancerstories #cancerpatient #cancersurvivor #multiplemyeloma #myeloma #RRMM #MMSM #CARTcelltherapy #CART #bloodcancer #clinicaltrials

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Blood Cancer

Second chemo treatment 🎗My Cancer Journey Vlog #9 🧡💚 [Video]

My name is Lavene, I am vlogging my journey fighting cancer to hopefully spread more awareness from the perspective of the patient. I was diagnosed with high grade ovarian cancer stage 1 and uterine/endometrial cancer stage 4 also high grade. This video documents my second chemotherapy infusion treatment.Thank you for watching!!! Give this video a THUMBS UP and share this it with someone who may be going through a similar situation so that it may be able to blessing to them and myself and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE!! ✌🏽👨🏽‍🦲 🧡💚God Bless!!!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤Check out my Loving Lavene Cancer Vlog Playlist👉🏾 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHerYdUXJek75q_v19dlwCzm0lbKOVdJY❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤Also check out my Loving Lavene Natural Haircare Journey Playlist👉🏾 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHerYdUXJek75q_v19dlwCzm0lbKOVdJY❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤CONTACT INFO: Email: lovinglavene@gmail.com Follow me 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/lavene❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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Blood Cancer

What Helped Me Most During Chemotherapy | Sonia’s Story | Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma [Video]

“It was what I needed. It was everything to me at that point.I latched onto it and was like, wow, this is amazing. I was like, I’m going to do this. I’m going to steal this idea and do this when I’m out of there. It gave me the hope and motivation to keep going.”Sonia S. went through treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, subtype primary mediastinal b-cell lymphoma (PMBCL) not just once, but twice. There were many dark days for her as she dealt with all the physical, mental, and emotional impacts of extended treatment.But there was one thing that lifted her spirits above all else. Watch her story to learn more about what that was. Our entire conversation with Sonia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G64zXdk0eo4Her full written story is here: https://www.thepatientstory.com/cancers/non-hodgkin-lymphoma/primary-mediastinal-b-cell-lymphoma-pmbcl/sonia-s/The interview has only been edited for clarity.Join Our Community:Website : https://www.thepatientstory.com/Facebook: @ThePatientStoryInstagram: @ThePatientStoryTwitter: @patient_story______________________________#thepatientstory #nonhodgkinlymphoma #patientstories #cancerstories #cancerpatient #cancersurvivor #nonhodgkinlymphoma #nonhodgkins #LLS #bloodcancer #lymphoma #kitstoheart

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Prostate Cancer

How I Got Through Prostate Cancer (& The Importance of Early Screening!) | Theo’s Story [Video]

Theo W. shares his prostate cancer story: getting diagnosed suddenly in his early 50’s to realizing there had been red flags that should have been noticed years before. If those steps had been taken, Theo says his cancer would have been caught much earlier, changing the entire path of his treatment and prognosis.In this highlight video, he shares one of the most important messages to other men, especially those of color: get screened early and routinely. It could save your life.Full story & transcript → https://www.thepatientstory.com/cancers/prostate-cancer/theo-w/The interview has only been edited for clarity.Join Our Community:Website : https://www.thepatientstory.com/Facebook: @ThePatientStoryInstagram: @ThePatientStoryTwitter: @patient_story______________________________#thepatientstory #prostatecancer #patientstories #cancerstories #cancerpatient #cancersurvivor #PSA #PSAscore #earlydetection #earlyscreening

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Prostate Cancer

Tony’s Prostate Cancer Story [Video]

Tony was diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer in May 2017. He was given a worst case prognosis of two years. Here, he shares what prostate cancer research has meant for him.Advances in our research are helping men with prostate cancer live longer and with a better quality of life. With your support, we will continue to find new ways to defeat prostate cancer. Please donate today: https://www.icr.ac.uk/support-us/appeals-campaigns/prostate-cancer-appeal?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=proa21&utm_content=21058

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Prostate Cancer

What Prostate Cancer Research Has Meant for Me [Video]

Advances in our research are helping men with prostate cancer live longer and with a better quality of life. Hear from Tony, Martin, Winston, and Jim as they share what prostate cancer research has meant for them. With your support, we will continue to find new ways to defeat prostate cancer – so more men will survive this disease. Please donate today: https://www.icr.ac.uk/support-us/appeals-campaigns/prostate-cancer-appeal?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=proa21&utm_content=21058

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Blood Cancer

Cancer Survivorship (As a Pessimist) | Luis’ Story (3 of 3) | The Patient Story [Video]

“My message for my fellow cancer tribesmen is this: if you’ve been diagnosed, or you’re having the symptoms, or you’re doing treatment, and you’re doing everything wrong, and emotionally, you’re just shattered and everything’s broken and there’s nothing except this cold wind that blows through you every day from the moment you get up to the moment you fall asleep, that’s OK.You can still survive, and you can still turn it around. Don’t feel bad. It’s all right. Yeah, you’re a lump on the floor. You know what? Lumps on the floor? They have a right to live, too.”Luis is a self-described pessimist. When he was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma, he admits he took it pretty badly. As he was going through his R-CHOP and methotrexate chemotherapy, along with all the side effects, he learned how to manage the emotional roller coaster.In this segment, Luis shares how he got through scanxiety, fought the guilt, and honored his journey.In this Series: Our 3-part series with Luis covers everything from how he got diagnosed, to the intense chemotherapy regimen (R-CHOP + methotrexate) and getting through side effects, and living life after a cancer diagnosis – as a pessimist. Thank you, Luis, for sharing your story.Videos:(1 of 3) Getting Diagnosed with Lymphoma : https://youtu.be/YVv2bH2smTo(2 of 3) R-CHOP Chemotherapy & Dealing with Side Effects : https://youtu.be/GCS16DaNTcY (3 of 3) Cancer Survivorship (As a Pessimist) : THIS VIDEOFull story & transcript → https://www.thepatientstory.com/cancers/non-hodgkin-lymphoma/survivorship-luis-vThe interview has only been edited for clarity.Join Our Community:Website : https://www.thepatientstory.com/Facebook: @ThePatientStoryInstagram: @ThePatientStoryTwitter: @patient_story______________________________Contents of this video:00:00 : Intro01:17 : processing emotions through the high and lows06:20 : Dealing with the hair loss08:09 : Getting though “scanxiety”10:49 : Dealing with cancer as a pessimist______________________________#thepatientstory #patientstories #cancerstories #cancerpatient #cancersurvivor #nonhodgkinlymphoma #dlbcl #lymphoma #stage4

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Pediatric Cancer

Episode 082: LIz Scott, Co-Executive Director – Alex’s Lemonade Stand [Video]

Today Liz Scott shares the emotional and mental strategies behind creating a movement and focusing on inspirational and clear communication. Listen in as Laura and Lis discuss the origin of Alex’s Lemonade Stand, how Liz navigates the line between inspirational and scientific communication, and the importance of self-care when leading and inspiring others over time. Liz Scott is the Co-Executive Director of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, but she is most proud of her title of “Mom” to three sons, Patrick, Eddie, and Joey, and daughter Alex.ALSF emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of Liz’s daughter, Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for other children with cancer. In her lifetime, Alex would raise over $1 million before she passed away in 2004 at the age of 8. Since then, Liz and her husband Jay have worked alongside thousands of supporters across the country to carry on her legacy of hope.To date, ALSF has raised more than $200 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, having funded over 1,000 pediatric cancer research projects and assisted more than 10,000 families through their national support programs.Liz holds a BA in psychology from The University of Connecticut and honorary doctorates from Drexel University, Villanova University and Baylor School of Medicine. In addition to her work with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, she also serves on the Board of Directors for The Cancer Couch Foundation.You can connect with Liz via the website: https://www.alexslemonade.org/To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C’s of influence.You can connect with Laura in the following ways:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicolaLinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vocal-impact-productions/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWri2F_hhGQpMcD97DctJwAFacebook: Vocal Impact ProductionsTwitter: @Laura Sicola Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vocalimpactproductionsInstagram: @VocalImpactProductionsFor more books, online programs and other materials produced by Dr. Laura Sicola and Vocal Impact Productions, go to: https://vocalimpactproductions.com/vipshop/For more information go to https://vocalimpactproductions.com or https://speakingtoinfluence.com#management #podcast #communication #Leadership #executivepresence #publicspeaking #persuasion #influence #confidence

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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Screening Patient Education [Video]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends yearly lung cancer screening for people ages 50 to 80 who have a 20 pack-year or more smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. For more information about Massey’s Lung Cancer Screening Program or to schedule an appointment, please call (804) 827-LUNG (5864).Website: masseycancercenter.orgFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/VCUMasseyCancerCenterTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/vcumasseyVCU Massey Cancer Center is one of only 71 National Cancer Institute-designated institutions in the country that leads and shapes America’s cancer research efforts. Working with all kinds of cancers, Massey conducts basic, translational and clinical cancer research, provides state-of-the-art treatments and clinical trials, and promotes cancer prevention and education. Since 1974, Massey has served as an internationally recognized center of excellence. It offers the most cancer clinical trials in Virginia and serves patients at multiple locations. Its 1,000-plus researchers, clinicians and staff members are dedicated to improving the quality of human life by developing and delivering effective means to prevent, control and ultimately cure cancer. Visit Massey online at masseycancercenter.org or call 877-4-MASSEY for more information.