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What is Multiple Myeloma?

Myeloma or Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells which are responsible for producing antibodies. In multiple myeloma, collections of abnormal plasma cells accumulate in the bone marrow, where they interfere with the production of normal blood cells. Most cases of myeloma also feature the production of a paraprotein, an abnormal antibody which can cause kidney problems. Bone lesions and hypercalcemia (high calcium levels) are also often encountered.


The Challenges of Life Adjustents after Multiple Myeloma

Started by Phoenix49 in General on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hi All,I am new to the group and glad to be here, as this cancer is so very isolating. I was diagnosed this winter with Multiple Myeloma which was discovered after a tumor in my sacrum destroyed my sacrum requiring extensive reconstruction. To add…Continue

Multiple Myeloma and Compressed Fracture

Started by Aurora Borealis in General. Last reply by Phoenix49 on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Hello All,First, let me say that I am a new member reaching out to those who are fighting multiple myeloma.  I was diagnosed in July 2015.  I have undergone 4 cycles of Velcade, Dex and Revlimid.  I had a stem cell transplant in December 2015.As a…Continue

Genetic profile

Started by Roundtrip in General May 1. 0 Replies

Hello all.   I'm a new member. Recently Dx with MM.  4-13-2016.  My FISH test came back with t(14;16) and an extra 1q21.   According to recent literature, 2016, this arrangement has a poor prognosis. My oncologist states he starts everyone on the…Continue

Introduction and Question RE: Treatment Centers

Started by Nick in Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic (Positive Review Only). Last reply by ModSupport Apr 12. 1 Reply

First of all, thank you to everyone here for creating this forum and sharing your stories.  Just browsing has been so helpful for us.My father (71), after a 15-month battle of broken vertebrae and spinal/back surgeries, was finally (a few weeks ago)…Continue

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The Challenges of Life Adjustents after Multiple Myeloma

Hi All,I am new to the group and glad to be here, as this cancer is so very isolating. I was…See More
Phoenix49 replied to KK's discussion Back & leg pain
"Hi, Have you had your spine MRIed and CT scanned? You may have a tumor in your lower back. I had…"
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"Hi, Is there another surgery that you can do to reduce the neck pain? My doctors have been very…"
Aurora Borealis replied to Aurora Borealis's discussion Multiple Myeloma and Compressed Fracture
"Hello Phoenix 49, Thank you for replying.  I totally appreciate it.  I have tried…"

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1 Multiple Myeloma and Compressed Fracture

Multiple Myeloma and Compressed Fracture

Posted by Aurora Borealis on May 12, 2016

2 Back & leg pain

Back & leg pain

Posted by KK on March 28, 2016

3 The Challenges of Life Adjustents after Multiple Myeloma

The Challenges of Life Adjustents after Multiple Myeloma

Posted by Phoenix49 on May 25, 2016

4 Genetic profile

Genetic profile

Posted by Roundtrip on May 1, 2016


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