Entries by Caitlin McDonald

How Leukemia is Diagnosed

Introduction to Leukemia Cancer and neoplastic lesions are affecting our lives every day. Nearly 40% of the world’s population is affected by cancer—irrespective of age, gender, and ethnicity. Equally detrimental to cancer’s physical manifestations are the psychological influences. However, medical advancement and new research are helping to to combat this life-threatening disease. Of all the […]

Multiple Myeloma Bone Marrow

More about Multiple Myeloma Cancer, the abnormal growth of cells that multiply aggressively, has become one of the most prevalent diseases in today’s time. Diagnosis marks one of the most challenging periods in a person’s life. Although curable at early stages, the malignancy itself and the side-effects of treatment change the sufferer’s life at a […]

What is Acute Myeloid Leukemia?

Introduction to Acute Myeloid Leukemia If you have been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, or someone close to your heart has been, you may be understandably concerned or fretful. Regardless of the type or where it appears in the body, cancer is one of the greatest causes of concern. Cancer is the accumulation of abnormally […]

Is Multiple Myeloma Hereditary? What you need to know

What empowered patients need to know about Multiple Myeloma This disease is a type of blood cancer that spreads through plasma cells and attacks bone marrow (the bone center). While healthy plasma cells typically help the human body to fight against infection, disease-affected plasma cells produce abnormal antibodies called M Protein. M Protein might result […]

Office Visit Planner – Myeloma

Appointments with your physician can be overwhelming. To optimize your visit, it’s best to arrive organized and prepared to take notes. Our Office Visit Planner can help. Guides for your first office visit as well as your follow-up office visit, tailored for patients and caregivers, are available below. Download, print and bring along with you […]

Why Should Patients Be Hopeful About AML Treatment Options?

Why Should Patients Be Hopeful About AML Treatment Options? from Patient Empowerment Network on Vimeo. Registered nurse Mayra Lee explains why AML patients should be optimistic, emphasizing the positive impact of recent treatment approvals and personalized medicine. Mayra Lee, RN, is an outpatient clinic nurse at Moffitt Cancer Center. More about the expert here. See […]

Overcoming the Anxiety of an AML Diagnosis

Overcoming the Anxiety of an AML Diagnosis from Patient Empowerment Network on Vimeo. Mayra Lee, a registered nurse, provides tools for coping with the anxiety and emotions that can follow an AML diagnosis. Mayra Lee, RN, is an outpatient clinic nurse at Moffitt Cancer Center. More about the expert. See More From the The Pro-Active […]

Why Should You Become Educated about Your AML?

Why Should You Become Educated about Your AML? from Patient Empowerment Network on Vimeo. Mayra Lee, a Registered Nurse, explains the positive benefits of educating yourself about AML and outlines key steps for learning more about your disease. Mayra Lee, RN, is an outpatient clinic nurse at Moffitt Cancer Center. More about the expert. See […]

How Does An Empowered Patient Approach Care Coordination? #patientchat Highlights

Last week, we hosted an Empowered #patientchat on leveraging social media for patient advocacy. The #patientchat community came together for an engaging discussion and shared their best advice and tips. Top Tweets and Advice Care Coordination Means Everyone Is Working Together         You Are Your Own Best Advocate             […]

Predictive (Familial) Genetic Testing vs. Cancer Genetic Testing: What’s the Difference?

Predictive (Familial) Genetic Testing vs. Cancer Genetic Testing: What’s the Difference? from Patient Empowerment Network on Vimeo. Brittany DeGreef, a genetic counselor, explains the difference between hereditary genetic testing for cancer risk and genetic testing following a cancer diagnosis. Brittany DeGreef is a Genetic Counselor at Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. More […]