The Big Three: Leukemia Vs. Lymphoma Vs. Myeloma

Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma: these are the three most common forms of blood cancer. But what are they, and how do they differ? It can be easy to confuse them, given some of their similarities. All three are cancers that start in the blood forming organs and affect the body’s immune system. This blog post…

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Why African Americans Are Affected More By Sickle Cell Anemia & Multiple Myeloma

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  Sickle Cell Disease and Multiple Myeloma affects thousands of people throughout the world. Sickle Cell Disease is most common among those whose ancestors come from sub-Saharan Africa, Spanish-speaking regions in the Western Hemisphere, Saudi Arabia, and other Mediterranean countries while Multiple Myeloma is most common in Australia, North America, and Western Europe.  Sickle Cell…

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A Look At Rare Blood Diseases

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Rare Disease Day is held annually on the last day of February in an effort to raise awareness for rare diseases, improve access to treatment, and increase medical representation. In honor of Rare Disease Day, There Goes My Hero wants to take a closer look at rare blood disorders that affect thousands of patients and…

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(Lack of) Diversity on the Bone Marrow Registry

Every three minutes, a person is diagnosed with a blood cancer or blood disorder. This includes diseases like sickle cell anemia and multiple myeloma, which disproportionately affect the African-American community. For many patients suffering from blood cancers, a bone marrow transplant is the best chance for survival.  Only 30% of patients are able to find…

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4 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

With the holiday season just around the corner, There Goes My Hero welcomes the beginning of holiday giving. During the holidays, we show our family and friends how much they mean to us. But what can we do for those in need? Here are four easy ways to give back to Baltimore blood cancer patients…

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The Myths About Bone Marrow Donation

  Over the years, lots of things have changed about bone marrow donation. Advancements in medicine and technology have made it easier than ever to save someone’s life. And for many blood cancer patients, a matching bone marrow donor is their only hope of a cure. Donation might be seem like a nerve-racking procedure, but…

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5 Places to Stay During Long-Term Treatment in Baltimore

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A home away from home always goes a long way. But finding accommodating housing during long-term blood cancer treatment in Baltimore is especially important. Cancer patients and their families deserve a stress-free temporary location where they can be together and have the resources they need. Baltimore aims to put families affected by blood cancer at…

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