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7/27/2016 Latest post:
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in October of 2015 I was diagnosed with a blood cancer called Mulatiple Mueloma (MM). This cancer is not curable however can be treated to remission. There is a lot of research occurring regarding the disease driving the release of new drugs. This is my hope...continuously more powerful drugs that continue to keep the ever changing disease in remission. There will be a cure and I intend to live long enough to be cured!
I started chemo in October with the hope that the drugs could bring the cancer down to a level that a stem cell transplant could be used to try and induce remission. The drugs partially worked however not well enough for a transplant. As treatment occurred the cancer cells changed into a high risk variety which has made this battle tougher.
in early July I began treatment at the Seattle Cancer Care Assotiation clinic. We have impressive MM specialists focused on getting Niles into remission. High strength chemo will be required and this will start in July. Please wish me luck! Niles