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Ancestry Matters When Seeking Matched Bone Marrow Donors

Ancestry Matters When Seeking Matched Bone Marrow Donors

By: Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The chances of finding an unrelated bone marrow donor are higher for U.S. patients of European descent than for those of non-European descent, a new study finds.A...
Posted 05/09/2019
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What Tom Brokaw's Myeloma Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Tom Brokaw's Myeloma Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

In 2014, former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw revealed he had multiple myeloma, and a wave of empathy and validation washed over the myeloma community. “Wow. Even him, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity opens up about a diagnosis and...
Posted 04/19/2019
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The Importance of Trusting Yourself

The Importance of Trusting Yourself

Studies have shown that the more we take ownership of our condition, the more engaged we are in maintaining behaviors that help us live better. An important factor in having the confidence to take this ownership is self-trust."If something doesn't...
Posted 04/18/2019
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Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

"But that's not the way it's supposed to be!" is a common thing we say when our expectations fall short. It happens to all of us. Some members of MyMyelomaTeam have found the practice of "allowing and letting be" in the midst of a trying time to...
Posted 04/18/2019
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Patience: Accepting That Control Requires Self-Care

Patience: Accepting That Control Requires Self-Care

"A waiting person is a patient person." - Henri J.M. NouwenArgh! Have you ever felt impatient at a red light, or irritated at the end of a long line for your prescription at the pharmacy? You're not alone.Patience can feel scarce when you don't...
Posted 04/16/2019
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Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Living With Myeloma

Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Living With Myeloma

"The complexities of this disease make me want to read everyone's comments as I learn more and more. The truth is I know enough not to realize how very little I know." - Member of MyMyelomaTeamLiving with cancer can be difficult and even a burden,...
Posted 04/09/2019
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The Power of Letting Go of What You Can't Control

The Power of Letting Go of What You Can't Control

"Life is too short. I can't control everything in my life. Trying to is exhausting!!"- Member of MyMyelomaTeamWhen first faced with a myeloma diagnosis, a common fear is a lack of control over our health. How could our bodies betray us? How do we...
Posted 04/03/2019
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Ready to Stop Judging Yourself?

Ready to Stop Judging Yourself?

"I was tired of hearing my harshest critic, the little voice in my head, so I became more kind to myself." -Member of MyMyelomaTeamYou may judge yourself and others every day without realizing it. Like many members of MyMyelomaTeam facing myeloma,...
Posted 03/27/2019
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Being Yourself Is More Than Enough

Being Yourself Is More Than Enough

"After feeling like I need to be better, stronger, healthier, and in control, I now know I am enough." -Member of MyMyelomaTeamMembers of MyMyelomaTeam experience the burden of myeloma physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Sometimes we...
Posted 03/22/2019
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U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past 25 years, the number of Americans who have died from cancer has dropped dramatically, though racial and economic disparities persist, a new study...
Posted 02/22/2019
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