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IMF Chairman and Co-Founder Brian G.M. Durie, MD welcomes your questions about the latest myeloma treatments, research, controversies and quality of life issues. If you have a question you think might be of interest to the myeloma community, please send to askdrdurie@myeloma.org! For questions of a specific personal nature, please call the IMF InfoLine coordinators at 800.452.2873 or email them at infoline@myeloma.org.

Our archives are brimming with useful information directed at - and asked by - patients, caregivers, and other interested parties... so please watch the episodes below, and share them as much as possible so that others may benefit!


 

 

 

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07.23.15   Should all myeloma patients be screened for amyloidosis?

In this week's video Dr. Brian Durie answers Laura Mooney's question about amyloidosis and if myeloma patients should be screened for it. Laura is the leader of the Staten Island Support Group.

Bottom Line:

Keep amyloidosis testing on your doctor's check list.


07.16.15   Can weakness, dizziness and other symptoms be caused by a Vitamin B12 deficiency?

In this week's video, Dr. Brian Durie answers a question if the symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency is an effect of multiple myeloma treatment.

Bottom Line:

Look for other issues that could be causing symptoms that might be easily corrected.


07.09.15   Should you have a stem cell transplant even after a partial response to treatment?

In this week's video, Dr. Brian Durie discusses if a patient should have a stem cell transplant even after partial response to treatment.

The Bottom Line:

Even after partial remission stick with the plan.


07.02.15   How do I find a myeloma specialist in my area?

In this week's video, Dr. Brian Durie answers the question on how to find a specialist in an area and what steps to take if there are none.

Bottom Line:

Doctors, patients, and support groups will all help guide you to the best outcome.


06.25.15   What kinds of scan can determine if bone pain indicates new myeloma disease?

In this week's video, Dr. Brian Durie talks about the different imaging scans that can be used to determine if bone pain indicates new myeloma disease.

Bottom line:

It's very important for every patient to know via repeated scanning if new bone pain is significant.


06.18.15   How common is toxoplasmosis infection?

In this week's video, Dr. Brian Durie tackles the question on how common toxoplasmosis is and how multiple myeloma patients can protect themselves.

The Bottom Line: Patients need to work with their doctors to detect infections and make sure they are treated.


06.10.15   What are the practical details of FISH testing?

In this week's video, Dr. Brian Durie discusses the practical details of Flourescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH) testing.


06.03.15   Whats the latest update on the Black Swan Research Initiative®?

In this week's video, Dr. Brian Durie gives an update on the exciting developments happening on the Black Swan Research Initiative®.

 


05.27.15   Is the combination of Kyprolis, Cytoxan and dexamethasone available as a treatment?

In this week's video, Dr. Brian Durie answers a patient's question if the combination of Kyprolis, Cytoxan, and dexamethasone is available as a treatment.


05.21.15   Are veterans with myeloma a unique population?

In this week's video, Dr. Brian Durie answers the question "Are veterans with myeloma a unique population?" Dr. Durie also talked about the challenges that veterans face to get the best care available to them. For more information about veterans with myeloma you can visit: www.veterans.myeloma.org .


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