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Dana Davis was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2009, at the age of 41. He had been experiencing pain on his side and assumed it was a muscle strain. Further testing showed that the pain was caused by a tumor on his ribs. A blood test confirmed a myeloma diagnosis. His treatment journey has consisted of multiple stem cell transplants, chemotherapy and, most recently, CAR T-cell therapy. Dana’s advice to newly diagnosed myeloma patients would be to not get overwhelmed, ask the questions you need to today and take it one day at a time. Also, he suggests staying positive and surrounding yourself with positive people who care about you and to find a myeloma support group. Dana is married with three grown children, three grandchildren and another on the way. He enjoys working full-time as a teacher, coaching basketball, traveling and spending time with family.