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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.


Assist with Multiple Myeloma Research--Round II

Started by ArtF in General Sep 18. 0 Replies

I am posting this again, for any new folks.  The study is still open and recruiting more people.ArtMembers, please read below. From time to time, Ben's Friends learns of opportunities that may aid in research efforts and may help develop new…Continue

airline flight with myloma

Started by Unicorn in General Sep 9. 0 Replies

Does anyone know if flying hurts/is more uncomfortable because of the myloma? I am getting ready to put my son on a plane to transition from Texas (no support) to Seattle (family support) for continued treatment. He thinks it will be uncomfortable…Continue

Smoldering Multiple Myeloma

Started by mbsrq in General Sep 8. 0 Replies

I am very interested in discussions and knowledge of progression of Smoldering Multiple Myeloma!Since "99 I was diagnosed with MGUS, '09 progressed to SMM just want some feedback as to what members can share with their experiences.Thanks and looking…Continue

Old with questions

Started by ModSupport in General Sep 5. 0 Replies

I see we have a lot of new folks while I have been dashing about Bens friends land with lots of questions and our members are stepping forward to answer them. That's great. I'm old and while resigned to my disease despite new things constantly…Continue

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1 Any similarities?

Any similarities?

Posted by Caretaker- wife on August 19, 2015

2 Assist with Multiple Myeloma Research--Round II

Assist with Multiple Myeloma Research--Round II

Posted by ArtF on September 18, 2015

3 Smoldering Multiple Myeloma

Smoldering Multiple Myeloma

Posted by mbsrq on September 8, 2015

4 airline flight with myloma

airline flight with myloma

Posted by Unicorn on September 9, 2015


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