New Orleans, LA December 6, 2013--Excitement and encouragement are what I'm feeling as I wrap up my first day at ASH! I feel so privileged to be experiencing firsthand the buzz in the myeloma world among its scientific leaders. More than a thousand doctors packed the International Myeloma Foundation's symposium Critical Issues Need Answers: Providing Best Options for Myeloma Treatment in 2013 to hear six world-renowned myeloma experts debate many of the top topics that will help myeloma patients' local oncologists offer the best care.
There's never a good time to be diagnosed with multiple myeloma, but the treatment options and prognosis for many patients have never been better. In 2014 I will mark my fourth year as a myeloma patient and I know there are many great years ahead for me and so many myeloma patients.
Tomorrow is the official opening of the conference and I will be attending several educational sessions and exploring the exhibition hall filled with companies that support the treatment advancement of all blood cancers.
Be sure to keep a close eye on myeloma.org for the late breaking news on their efforts to lead the world's top scientists toward a cure!
-- Linda Huguelet