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Posts by Cassi Friday

Blissfully Ignorant or Hyper-aware?

Does anyone else teeter between these two states of mind? My husband and I often discuss which is better – As the person with HHT, he would rather be more on the blissfully ignorant side. His symptoms are not very severe (no AVMs we know of, but a lot of nosebleeds), and his family rarely discusses their medical issues, if…

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Little Eleanor’s First Center Visit

Wow! What a week it has been! We just got back to Kansas from our trip to the Washington University HHT Center to have our daughter screened for cerebral AVMs. A reminder for my friends and family who are reading along – an AVM is an arteriovenous malformation that can occur in the organs of patients…

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Cancer, HHT and Avastin: What’s the Connection?

One of the things I love about Cure HHT is the focus on research and clinical trials for patients. I’d like to use this post to talk about the Avastin clinical trial, which I recently saw posted on Cure HHT’s media pages. Before delving into the background on this drug and its potential benefits to…

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When You Marry Into HHT

Greetings, new friends! My name is Cassi Friday and although I married into HHT, this disease has a strong hold on my life. I hope I can contribute to this wonderful blog from the perspective of a wife, mother, scientist and advocate for my loved ones with HHT. I am a medical researcher with a…

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