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#AskDrDurie: What are the important aspects of different types of imaging, such as regular x-rays, MRI, CT, and PET?
#AskDrDurie: Should I have an ASCT if I've been through therapy and am in remission?
#AskDrDurie: How can myeloma suddenly go from standard to high risk?
#AskDrDurie: Can a low white blood cell count be enough to trigger a need for myeloma therapy?
#AskDrDurie: Does age make a difference in selecting myeloma treatment?
#AskDrDurie: Is MRI testing important to see if treatment is necessary for smoldering myeloma?
#AskDrDurie: Are there maintenance therapy recommendations for myeloma patients with t(4;14)?
#AskDrDurie: Are clinical trials part of the Black Swan Research Initiative(R), and if so, how can I participate?
#AskDrDurie: How does the new flow cytometry testing for MRD compare to molecular testing?
#AskDrDurie: Are PET/CT scans useful for a patient with MGUS?
#AskDrDurie: In light of Tom Brokaw's recent myeloma diagnosis, is better early screening required?"
#AskDrDurie: Should Patients With Similar Types of Myeloma Form Separate Support Groups?
#AskDrDurie: If Myeloma Is Diagnosed, Is It Okay to Start With A Holistic Type of Approach First?
#AskDrDurie: My Maintenance was Stopped Because the Side Effects were Too Bad. How Common is That?
#AskDrDurie: My Doctor Thinks the Myeloma Treatment is Damaging my Liver: Is That Correct?
#AskDrDurie: Is Stopping Pomalidomide After 1 Month Okay?
#AskDrDurie: Does "Big Data Analysis" Apply to Myeloma Patients?
#AskDrDurie: If Myeloma is CD 38 Positive, Shouldn't Anti-CD 38 Antibodies Work for All Patients?
#AskDrDurie: I Need to Have Surgery: Can I Do That?
#AskDrDurie: Is Partial Response Or Very Good Partial Response Good Enough?
#AskDrDurie: Can Myeloma Run In The Family?
#AskDrDurie: What About The Role Of Antibody Therapy In Myeloma?
#AskDrDurie: What Is "Off Label" Use?
#AskDrDurie: What Is Recommended for Smoldering Myeloma?
#AskDrDurie: Should I be in a Clinical Trial
#AskDrDurie: How Can Myeloma Patients Avoid Infection?
#AskDrDurie: Are There Special Precautions for Myeloma Patients in the Summer?
#AskDrDurie: Should I Be On Maintenance Therapy?
#AskDr.Durie: Is Chemobrain Real?
#AskDrDurie: What Diet Is Recommended For Myeloma Patients?
#AskDrDurie: What's New From ASCO/EHA/IMWG Summit?
#AskDrDurie: Is MGUS A Tumor, And What Is Being Done To Prevent It?
#AskDrDurie: ASCT For Younger Patients - Is Disease "Control" Sufficient?
#AskDrDurie: Can Zometa® be used alone to treat myeloma with bone disease?
#AskDrDurie: Are Cataracts a Side Effect of Treatment with Revlimid?
#AskDrDurie: How Do I Get Rid of Bone Pain?
#AskDrDurie: Is Kidney Transplant Possible for Myeloma Patients?
#AskDrDurie: Which of the new treatments are the most exciting?
#AskDrDurie: How close are we to a cure?


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