Dr Noopur Raje opens this program with a brief discussion on the basics of multiple myeloma. She describes what the disease is, highlights key risk factors, and explains how she helps educate her patients on their diagnosis. Cynthia Harrington discusses her role as a nurse practitioner when working with multiple myeloma patients and why a team-based approach between healthcare providers and the patient is important.
When I recited my wedding vows to Eli in 1995, I never expected to be his caregiver. At the time, Eli was seemingly at the peak of good health and in the middle of his nine-year career as a professional linebacker.
Aurora Torres talks with her hematologist-oncologist, C. Ola Landgren, MD, about her decision to opt out of maintenance therapy following stem cell transplantation to treat multiple myeloma. Dr. Landgren discusses the role of measuring minimal residual disease.
C.Ola Landgren, MD, provides an overview to his patient, Aurora Torres, of what autologous stem cell transplantation in multiple myeloma involves. Ms. Torres shares her personal experience with having the procedure.