After Nessie was in a car accident, X-rays revealed holes in her bones, a symptom of multiple myeloma, cancer of the bone marrow. She was referred to Dr. Julie Vose, a hematologist and oncologist at The Nebraska Medical Center. "Dr. Vose is known nationally for her work in lymphoma and multiple myeloma. I knew I was in the right place." Nessie elected to undergo a stem-cell transplant using her own stem cells to fight the cancer cells after a series of chemo therapies. Then, she participated in a clinical trial of a new medication to continue to keep her cancer in remission.
Nessie and her husband live in Beaver Lake, Neb.
For more information about The Nebraska Medical Center's myeloma program, visit http://www.nebraskamed.com/services/cancer/blood-marrow.aspx or call 1-800-922-0000.