Tate Erbst Tate's FIGHT | #TeamTate

First post: Dec 4, 2020 Latest post: Jul 20, 2021
What started as some mild lip numbness turned into a discovery of Multiple-Myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. Healthy plasma cells help you fight infections by making antibodies that recognize and attack germs. In multiple myeloma, cancerous plasma cells accumulate in the bone marrow and crowd out healthy blood cells. It is most common in people over 60. All my other labs are normal and I show no other symptoms to this cancer. Regardless it is there and we need to fix it. We caught it early and it is aggressive which are both good signs of a positive response to treatment. My treatment consists of two shots and two pills that I take twice a week. This cycle will go on until February. From there we will reevaluate my treatment plan. Side effects should be minimal. I won’t lose my hair, nausea should be under control, but fatigue will be the biggest battle. I’m never afraid to talk about it, so feel free to reach out and ask questions or check on me. Thank you to everyone that has reached out, given support, and is on Team Tate! #FIGHT