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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.

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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

Foundation One Genomic Profiling / Mekinist Drug

Started by Lifeizgood in General. Last reply by Lifeizgood Apr 4. 2 Replies

I'm treated by Dr. Barlogie (now at Mt. Sinai in NY) and he wants to treat me with Mekinist, a drug used for stage 4 melanoma. He performed genomic profiling on me last year through Foundation One and it was discovered that my specific gene mutation…Continue

Tags: barlogie, Empliciti, Mekinist, one, Foundation

Back & leg pain

Started by KK in General Mar 28. 0 Replies

I noticed a couple of days ago that my back seems to be "caving in". It is my lower back. I had 3 months of intensive chemo. When I stand up or bend over, my legs shake like crazy. It takes anywhere from say 5 to 30 seconds for that to stop.Just…Continue

Great News!!

Started by JerseyGyrl in General. Last reply by Surprise Mar 24. 2 Replies

Just found out today my boyfriend's numbers are still good!!  He is 1 year & 7 months post SCT and on 10mg per day of Revlimid.  We are very grateful.Continue

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1 Foundation One Genomic Profiling /  Mekinist Drug

Foundation One Genomic Profiling / Mekinist Drug

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Introduction and Question RE: Treatment Centers

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Smoldering Multiple Myeloma

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4 Husband having a stem cell transplant

Husband having a stem cell transplant

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