Cancer FAQ: Patients & Navigating Life with Cancer
There are so many questions for both patients and caregivers outside of cancer medical treatment. Some of the most pressing topics and the most popular advice shared by our The Patient Story community include:
- How do we break the news of the cancer diagnosis to our loved ones? Especially to my kids?
- Do I need to self-advocate as patient and caregiver in the medical decisions?
- What’s the best way to deal with hair loss? What’s the difference between human-hair and synthetic-hair wigs?
- Can we get pregnant after cancer treatment?
You can find all of our cancer patient and survivor stories here.
Dealing with a Cancer Diagnosis
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Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
Diagnosis:Multiple myeloma, relapsed/refractory
Subtype: Non-secretory (1-5% of myelomas)
1st Symptoms:Extreme pain between shoulder blades, sternum, head, burning sensation
1st Line Treatment:VAD chemo, radiation, stem cell transplant
RR Treatment: 8 chemo regimens, successful combo→selinexor+bortezomib+dexamethasone