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Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - July 2014 Issue

Posted by Ben Munoz on July 31, 2014 at 11:37am 0 Comments

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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. Abnormal cells accumulate in the bone marrow, which then results to the interference of the production of normal blood cells.

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.


Tribute to Arnie

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Arnie's Rebounding World, that's the name of the stories posted on the myeloma beacon, over 40 of them written by a patient who was extremely ill. He left us at age 56, way to young. I read many of his stories, not bad for a  doctor. They encouraged…Continue

Sean Vitka & Blue Redefined Patient Organization Sponsors Ben's Friends

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Thrilled to announce that Ben's Friends received a $1,500 donation from Sean Vitka and Blue Redefined (http://www.blueredefined.org/), a non profit patient organization. It's incredible to be recognized by…Continue

Help Two Roads to Travel

Started by rodney in General. Last reply by rodney Jul 22. 3 Replies

Quite often in life we are given choices to make, most times you do not know if you have made the correct quite often years later. And we think about it, I could only how could I have known what was the right thing to do? What If i had chosen the…Continue

good information

Started by rodney in General. Last reply by JerseyGyrl Jul 20. 1 Reply

Treatment Regimen Featuring Revlimid-Velcade-Dexamethasone Therapy And Stem Cell Transplantation Yields Deep Responses In Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma31 Comments By…Continue

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