Maddie Hunter

Maddie Hunter: My Patient Focus

"I'm a positive, high energy, get-it-done person. I never thought I'd have blood cancer or, technically, multiple myeloma – especially since my father had it and multiple myeloma is not considered a hereditary disease. When I was diagnosed, I decided to attack the situation as I would for any new work assignment. I needed a plan and put together a research team."

"Since my initial diagnosis, I've continued to learn from the exchanges with my treating physician. He may tell you he's learned some things from me and the same is true in reverse."

"People often seem to do the best when they are informed and have positive relationships with their medical professionals. My advice is to learn all you can about your disease. Choosing to be empowered can impact your life, possibly your progress and overall health."