Ever since Robin Birthisel was diagnosed with a slow-growing type of
multiple myeloma 10 years ago, she’s experienced unpleasant side
effects caused not only by the cancer itself, but also by the drugs
used to treat it.
“I’ve had fatigue, nausea and vomiting, bone and joint pain, and numbness and pain in my hands and feet,” says Robin, 55.
Chemotherapy put the cancer into remission, but Robin’s symptoms persisted.
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