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Connie Böhm

Connie Böhm

Myeloma Patient and Advocate

Connie Böhm is a retired high school art teacher and a competitive race walker for 7 years. She was diagnosed with standard risk multiple myeloma in 2010 after sprinting in a race and fracturing her sternum. She went to the Mayo Clinic to get a second opinion and to collect her stem cells as an insurance policy in case she would need them. However, she chose not to have a transplant since her numbers were tied either way. Connie began treatment with her local cancer oncologist (who she connected with via an IMF workshop). Her initial treatment agent was lenalidomide (Revlimid); dexamethasone (Decadron) was added as part of treatment protocol for 3 to 4 years and caused her significant problems so that was cut out and back to lenalidomide only. Connie has had what she called a “progressive-free survival period” for almost ten years now. She sees her local oncologist and specialist every 6 months. In her free time, she sings in a praise band at church and is a volunteer greeter at local cancer center one day per week.

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