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Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Bone Marrow Blood Cancer; My Dad is Set for Bone Marrow Transplant this week

Russell Chang is flanked by his daughters, Lia Chang, Marissa Chang-Flores, Tami Chang, granddaughter Asia Flores and son-in-law Carlos Flores.

Russell Chang is flanked by his daughters, Lia Chang, Marissa Chang-Flores, Tami Chang, granddaughter Asia Flores and son-in-law Carlos Flores.

Russell Chang. Photo by Lia Chang

Russell Chang. Photo by Lia Chang

March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness month, and in 2014, our Dad was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Bone Marrow Blood Cancer. The treatment for Multiple Myeloma consists of two stages, induction therapy and bone marrow transplantation. Since last November, over a twelve week period, his induction therapy has consisted of chemotherapy injections and a combination of chemotherapy treatments. On Thursday, March 5, 2015, Dad will start Phase two of the treatment, which will last for one month. His predicted recovery time is one to two months.

Please keep him in your prayers for his fast recovery.

The Chang Family Reunion at the Orchid Gardens in Las Vegas on August 3, 2014.

The Chang Family Reunion at the Orchid Gardens in Las Vegas on August 3, 2014.

He will undergo this treatment at Cedar Sinai in Los Angeles, CA. When he is not in the hospital, he will reside with our sister Tami in El Segundo, CA. All in all, he is good spirits and is looking forward to getting better. We are looking at other clinical trials also that may be able to assist Dad. Click here for updates at www.carepages.com.

Visiting and Contact Information

At this time and due to the nature of the treatment, Dad will not be able to have many visitors due to risk of catching any viruses. However, you may send Dad an email to russellchangprayers@gmail.com and we will make sure that he gets your notes and prayers. Cards can be sent to the hospital, Cedar Sinai Attn: Russell Chang, Patient 8700 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048

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