Patients

Amyloidosis has been called “the great imposter” because many doctors mistake its symptoms for other diseases

Conversations: Eric, thanks for talking to Conversations today. Let me ask you: What is amyloidosis? What are the different types of it? And which one do you have?   Eric Eckerstrom: Amyloid is a starchy sticky substance made by misfolded proteins of various types . The types are called out…
Advocates

My goal for UCAN is to become the Susan G Komen for uterine cancer

Conversations: Shakeya, thanks for talking to Conversations today. Before we talk about the exciting things UCAN is doing. Let me first ask you, what is endometrial cancer/ uterine cancer?   Shakeya Allen – Uterine Cancer Awareness Network Endometrial cancer is cancer contained inside the body of the uterus. Most people…
Patients

I was put on ABVD . . . I called it the “smart bomb” for killing Hodgkin’s

Conversations I'm here with my old friend, Greg Flanagan Flanagan. Hoss, thanks for talking to Conversations today. You recently battled Hodgkins Lymphoma . . . there are 40 to 50 leukemias and lymphomas. What is Hodgkins Lymphoma (HL) and how does it differ from Non Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL)?   Greg…
Advocates

Endometriosis is thought to be a reproductive disease . . . but in reality, it affects the entire body

Conversations: Krystal, hi. Thanks so much for talking to conversations today. First, let me ask, what is endometriosis? Many people have heard of it but don't know it especially men! Krystal Beasley: Endometriosis is a condition where foreign tissue grows that mimics uterine tissues on the reproductive organs and close…
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Patients

When I was first diagnosed with Glanzmann Thrombasthenia, my parents were told there were less than 200 cases in the world.

Conversations: Aidana, hi. Thanks for speaking with CONVERSATIONS today.  Tell us about Glanzmann Thrombasthenia (GT))?  What type of disease is this?  How old were you when you were diagnosed? Aidana: Hello! Glanzmann Thrombasthenia (GT) is a rare blood disorder. The platelet count in normal, but the platelets don't function properly,…
Douglas Lowell
June 26, 2019
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Practioners

Many patients are often prematurely discharged from inpatient units and inevitably destabilize or are released from jails without proper treatment.

Conversations: Lynn, hi.  Thanks for speaking with CONVERSATIONS today.  Tell us about your practice? What you specialize in? What your niche is? Lynn Nanos: Hi, Conversations! Thank you for inviting me to interview with you! I’m a mobile emergency psychiatric social worker in Massachusetts and I've been doing this for…
Douglas Lowell
June 14, 2019