TAMPA, Fla., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When Paul Nemiroff, PhD, MD, FACS was diagnosed with MDS in 1999, it transformed his life and work, forcing him out of the operating theater and onto a larger world stage as a health educator and advocate. Although for most people myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)—a type of cancer of the bone marrow and blood—is life threatening and often deadly, Dr. Nemiroff has been living with the disease for more than 15 years and attributes his survival in part to a protocol he has followed religiously, one that combines conventional Western medicine with complementary therapies. He hopes that this protocol will be tested in the "gold standard" fashion, using a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study—to see if it will help others with MDS.
Dr. Nemiroff is a nationally recognized surgeon who received his MD from UCLA and holds a PhD from Purdue University. He has published and presented hundreds of articles and research papers on surgical techniques, hyperbaric oxygen, and complementary medical therapies. He has performed more than 10,000 surgeries, is an award-winning TV medical correspondent, and recipient of more than a dozen national awards, including one from the American Cancer Society.
In 2014, Dr. Nemiroff published his first book—Nine Lives: A Story of Survival and Hope: Overcoming Obstacles and Beating the Odds, [available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com]. It is an autobiographical account of the challenges he faced as a boy, his tenacious determination to become a physician and surgeon, and the fascinating, often surprising discoveries he made along the way. Dr. Nemiroff has recently written two follow-up articles to his autobiography. The first, "MDS: Getting Over the Identity Crisis" was written to inform the public about MDS, a disease that is little known, hard to diagnose, and very difficult to treat. In this article Nemiroff addresses some of the misinformation surrounding the disease and offers advice on how to cope with the diagnosis based on his own experiences. "Patients diagnosed with this disease may not know where to turn for information and support," shares Dr. Alexandra Levine, chief medical officer at City of Hope, a Center of Excellence in the treatment of MDS. "We commend Dr. Nemiroff's efforts to raise awareness about this disease and offer hope to the thousands diagnosed with MDS in the U.S. each year."
A second article, "The Trouble with Labels," is a more personal chronicle of life lessons, an expansion of ideas he could only touch upon in his book. Drawing from a lifetime of challenges and obstacles overcome, Dr. Nemiroff shares the choices and attitudes that helped him to survive and triumph, and provides a blueprint for transcending limitations. "When I was writing my autobiography there was a lot more information I wanted to include based on a lifetime of learning and hard knocks," says Dr. Nemiroff. "I could see some 'themes' to my life that I was eager to share with readers who wanted to know more. Tough and painful experiences are often the best teachers. I hope readers will find these life lessons inspiring and beneficial." For the complete articles, go to: http://drpaulspeaks.com/blog/
Dr. Nemiroff is not receiving any profits from the sale of Nine Lives. The publisher is donating a portion of the proceeds to MDS and cancer research. For more information on Dr. Nemiroff's story and work, go to www.DrPaulSpeaks.com.
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