What the HHT?

A blog for the HHT community

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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Asking for Help Can Save Your Life

I had just gotten back from my best friends house. My eyes were red and puffy, and I tried to hide them behind my hand as I ran into my house and down the stairs. The questions to follow if my parents had seen me upset would only make me feel worse. At times like these,…

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A New Year with Hope and Perseverance

2017

Happy New Year to the Cure HHT family, friends and supporters! I’m going to drop a quick note as I’m preparing to depart and visit my new granddaughter and first grandchild in Alabama. I’m so blessed to be strong enough to travel. My daughter’s pregnancy and delivery was successful and there were no issues or…

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Real Talk From the Heart

The past few months have been such a challenge and very difficult. At last check, my blood levels were an 8.7 and dropping. My iron saturation is below the lowest and I’m definitely not creating any hemoglobin (blood). I’m well aware that they have most likely dropped even more, and I need to verify this,…

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