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…
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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…
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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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I decided to be the change that I wanted to see

Conversations: Mapillar, thanks for speaking to CONVERSATIONS today. Now, you're both a caregiver and advocate for sickle cell disease (SCD)?   Mapillar Dahn / MTS Sickle Cell Foundation: You're so very welcome. It's my pleasure. I am the mother of three beautiful daughters who all suffer from sickle cell disease.…
Douglas Lowell
May 17, 2019
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We fight on each day in their honor

Conversations: Ashley, hi. Thanks for speaking with CONVERSATIONS today. Take me back to the beginning. How did you get involved with Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance which is known as WOCA?   Ashley Wagner of WOCA: Thank you for having me! I got involved with WOCA roughly 6 years ago. A…
Douglas Lowell
May 17, 2019
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Patients

The energy you present introduces you

Conversations: Ivy, hi. Thanks for talking to CONVERSATIONS today. Tell us what ITP is as likely few people have heard of it or know much about it.   Ivy Dash: ITP stands for Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura. In essence, it's that your body is destroying your platelets. Platelets are used for…
Douglas Lowell
May 15, 2019
Patients

Listening to the Bones

Conversations: Marla, hi. Thanks so much for speaking with CONVERSATIONS today.   Marla Faith: My pleasure.   Conversations: Most people don't know Myelofibrosis . . . MF . . . and indeed many people have never heard of it. What is MF?   Marla Faith: It is a blood cancer…
Douglas Lowell
May 13, 2019
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