Patient Stories

How Can People Get Started in Patient Advocacy?

How do myeloma patients become advocates, and what is involved? Tune in to hear patient advocate tips for getting started as an advocate.

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Making a Difference: How Does Patient Advocacy Impact Myeloma Care?

How do patient advocates benefit myeloma research? Watch as a panel of myeloma patients discuss the vital role that patient advocates play in cancer research.

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Cherie Rineker on Her Journey Through 15 Myeloma Treatments

Patient advocate Cherie Rineker shares her outlook on life after enduring 15 different lines of myeloma treatment. Watch as Cherie discusses her treatments, how she lives life to the fullest and more.

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Jenny Ahlstrom on Dealing With Myeloma As a Mom

How can a cancer patient juggle parenthood along with living with myeloma? Watch as patient advocate Jenny Ahlstrom shares how she raises her kids as a myeloma patient and patient advocate.

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Myeloma and Longevity: Meet a Man Who’s Lived With Myeloma for Nearly Half His Life

Devoted myeloma patient advocate Yelak Biru was diagnosed in 1995. Watch as Yelak, after living through 25 years of changes in research, offers advice to others on a myeloma journey.

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Cindy Chmielewski on Shifting From Being a Patient to a Patient Advocate

What are ways to amplify the patient voice and to become more involved in decisions on treatment developments, cost and healthcare policies? Watch as myeloma patient advocate Cindy Chmielewski shares advice.

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Man Living With Myeloma Runs 1,200 Miles Across North Carolina

Patient advocates accomplish amazing feats that transcend the ordinary—like running 1,200 miles to raise cancer awareness. Watch as myeloma survivor Kenny Capps shares his inspiring story.

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Choosing to Stay Together Despite a Chronic Condition: Sandra and Casey’s Cancer Love Story

Meet MPN survivor Sandra Dillon, as she shares her experience participating in a clinical trial and successful response with fedratinib. Watch now to hear her story.

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What Are the Key Steps to Early Cancer Detection?

How can people be better about identifying cancer in early stages? Tune in to hear Tricia Laursen share a three-step process for diagnosing cancer as early as possible.

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Page last updated on April 25, 2018