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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.
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
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
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
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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