MPNs and Insomnia: Tips for Better Sleep

65% of Myeloproliferative Neoplasm, Cancer Patients report Sleep Problems Part 5 in a New Series – “Addressing MPN Symptoms – Offering possible Solutions” (2019) by Heidi Cascarano, David Wallace Many people struggle with sleep disturbances, and we all know that lack of quality sleep can lead to daytime fatigue, diminished quality of life, and other […]

What I Learned from going through Stem Cell Transplant for Myelofibrosis

No Time Like the Present – To Kick Cancer’s Butt by Heidi Cascarano It wasn’t in the plans.  I had lived with the diagnosis of Polycythemia Vera, and then Myelofibrosis for 9 years.  I was told I could live several years with them and that progression was the exception.  My hope was amplified by my […]

The Health Benefits of Dog Ownership for MPN Cancer Patients

A Pet is like Medication Minus the Side Effects Second in a Series – “Natural Healing Ideas for MPN patients” by David Wallace There have been many studies weighing the emotional and physical benefits of owning a pet.  One study found that people with pets had significantly lower heart rates and blood pressure than non […]

The Health Benefits of Therapeutic Oncology Massage for MPN Cancer patients

First in a Series – “Natural Healing Ideas for MPN patients” by David Wallace A Personal Perspective  Over the years, I have enjoyed a good massage on rare occasion.  An intense week of maneuvering the challenging slopes in Alta, Deer Valley and Snowbird, Utah comes to mind, about 15 years ago (pre-PV).  After 3 or […]

New blood cancer drug reaches cells hiding in bone marrow

A new drug aimed at dormant cancer stem cells that hide in the hypoxic zones of bone marrow that most other drugs can’t reach is currently in 5 clinical trials. Source: New blood cancer drug reaches cells hiding in bone marrow – UPI.com

The Marijuana Papers

by David Wallace So I wrote this article originally as a contribution to the MPNforum in 2011 under a pen name and now feel it is time to come forward and stake claim, as this is still a very timely discussion.  It was one of my favorite writing projects and my views remain the same, […]

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