Patient Stories

Myeloma and Longevity: Meet a Man Who’s Lived With Myeloma for Nearly Half His Life

Devoted myeloma patient advocate Yelak Biru was diagnosed in 1995. Watch as Yelak, after living through 25 years of changes in research, offers advice to others on a myeloma journey.

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Cindy Chmielewski on Shifting From Being a Patient to a Patient Advocate

What are ways to amplify the patient voice and to become more involved in decisions on treatment developments, cost and healthcare policies? Watch as myeloma patient advocate Cindy Chmielewski shares advice.

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Man Living With Myeloma Runs 1,200 Miles Across North Carolina

Patient advocates accomplish amazing feats that transcend the ordinary—like running 1,200 miles to raise cancer awareness. Watch as myeloma survivor Kenny Capps shares his inspiring story.

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Choosing to Stay Together Despite a Chronic Condition: Sandra and Casey’s Cancer Love Story

Meet MPN survivor Sandra Dillon, as she shares her experience participating in a clinical trial and successful response with fedratinib. Watch now to hear her story.

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How Can Humor Help When Living With a Serious Illness?

How can having a laugh help patients cope? Watch now as Summer Golden and Jeff Bushnell share their story as a couple.

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What Are the Key Steps to Early Cancer Detection?

How can people be better about identifying cancer in early stages? Tune in to hear Tricia Laursen share a three-step process for diagnosing cancer as early as possible.

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Mother, Wife, Fitness Guru: Diagnosed With Myeloma in the Prime of Life

How do patients deal with an unexpected cancer diagnosis in the prime of life? Meet patient advocate Cherie Rineker as she walks us through her journey.

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From Holistic Health Guru to Patient Advocate: The Importance of Respecting Evidence-Based Medicine

Myeloma patient and author Cherie Rineker shares how her perspective shifted from holistic care to becoming a myeloma treatment research advocate. Watch to learn why.

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Advocacy Opportunities for Myeloma Patient/Care Partners: The Benefits of Paying It Forward

How can myeloma patients make an impact for others in the cancer community? Watch this Myeloma Patient Café as devoted myeloma advocates give their advice.

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Page last updated on April 25, 2018