Teresa Miceli is a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic-Rochester, MN and a recognized key opinion leader in the care of multiple myeloma patients. She has spent 30 years providing care to Blood and Marrow transplant patients. Her passion for patient empowerment and education along with patient-focused care led her to become Myeloma Nurse Navigator at Mayo Clinic in 2021. Teresa’s professional interest is “everything myeloma” — advances in treatment, side effect management, survivorship, and stem cell transplantation. She has authored journal articles and speaks at professional meetings and patient symposia.  Teresa is an originating member of the Nurse Leadership Board of the International Myeloma Foundation and facilitator of the Multiple Myeloma Sharing Sessions in Rochester, MN — a support group for myeloma survivors and caregivers.

Follow Teresa on Twitter: @IMFnurseMYELOMA
Support Group Website: Multiple Myeloma Sharing Sessions

 

‘Extra’ is Not Always Better

‘Extra’ is Not Always Better

The diagnosis of multiple myeloma is just that — “multiple.” There are so many manifestations of this one diagnosis that you could have 10 people with multiple myeloma in a room and you could hear 10 different versions of their diagnosis and treatment.   Modern treatment options continue to improve progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). This was nicely reviewed by Dr. Bharat Nandakumar (Mayo Clinic —Rochester, MN) in his Paper Number: 119: Mortality Trends in...

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Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path

There are so many amazing programs available to attend at the American Society of Hematology (#ASH21) meeting.  Scientific and Clinical Education spotlights, award ceremonies, poster and oral abstracts covering everything from “bench to bedside,” and beyond.  Many of the sessions of interest overlap, historically making it a challenge to choose which session to attend. The virtual/hybrid model is quite handy, as it allows for people to go back and view sessions they...

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I am Thankful … 

I am Thankful … 

‘Tis the season of gratitude. During these turbulent global times, it is important to embrace the positive aspects of daily living. It is not always easy to identify things to be grateful for, especially if you are facing myeloma, COVID-19, or other personal challenges.   Sometimes, it takes a conscious effort, but it can have a powerful impact on your outlook. I have plenty to be thankful for while attending the 63rd American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting. I am thankful...

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Pre-ASH Blog: Bringing Things Into Focus

Pre-ASH Blog: Bringing Things Into Focus

Hey, all.  Thanks for reading my blog.  I am excited to join the International Myeloma Foundation’s (IMF) “Support Group Leaders (SGL) go to ASH” program and share updates from the meeting. I have lost track of how many years I have been attending with the IMF, but it has been more than 9 years, based on my Twitter anniversary.    The 63rd American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting will be held in Atlanta, GA from December 11 - 14, 2021, offering virtual...

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