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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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Dateline Special Thurs, May 7, - Tom Brokaw's Cancer Battle

Started by JerseyGyrl in General. Last reply by JerseyGyrl May 11. 3 Replies

For those who may be interested, Dateline will be airing a special tonight (Thursday, May 7).  The subject will be Tom Brokaw's battle with MM.…Continue

Pet Scan

Started by juli in General. Last reply by SebagoGal May 8. 3 Replies

Six months after my SCT, I had a PET/CT Scan in March 2015.  Scan found invasive ductal carcinoma in my right breast.  3-D mammogram and ultrasound of breast did not show any abnormality.  Radiologist biopsied the area of concern and made the…Continue

Chance to take an MM survey and receive a $150 Amazon gift card for participating

Started by Madere (dancermom) in General Apr 24. 0 Replies

Endeavour Clinical Solutions is supporting a new research survey including patients newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma within the last 4-12 months, and also patients with relapsed or recurrent myeloma. This research survey is taking place only…Continue

A Rare Aggressive silent MM attached my dad

Started by Haifa balfaqih in General. Last reply by sportsmomma Apr 16. 3 Replies

31 mar 2015lost a great man, I lost a great father, I lost a great teacher, I lost a wisdom of balance, I lost the heart of my soul. I love u baba.At 78 he was still working amd enjoying it. But Multiple Myeloma decided to attack him. He fought…Continue

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Pet Scan

Posted by juli on May 6, 2015

2 Dateline Special Thurs, May 7, - Tom Brokaw's Cancer Battle

Dateline Special Thurs, May 7, - Tom Brokaw's Cancer Battle

Posted by JerseyGyrl on May 7, 2015

3 What a difference a year makes; Living with Multiple Myeloma

What a difference a year makes; Living with Multiple Myeloma

Added by janet kerrigan on March 8, 2015

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Painful Goosebumps

Posted by Scarymom on April 15, 2015

 
 
 

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Posted by LeslieK on April 7, 2015 at 2:15am 1 Comment

Hiya peeps Just wrote a long post and then got told I could only post 140 characters and I couldn't save what I had written aaarrrggghhhh.



Anyway. I started my chemo in January. I only lasted 4 weeks this time before it had to be…

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