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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.
Hi all, Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with Medicare coverage for all the vaccines you have to get after a Bone Marrow Transplant. Does Medicare cover the vaccine? I am having a hard time with them denying payment. My oncologist's…Continue
Hi All, I am new to the group and glad to be here, as this cancer is so very isolating. I was diagnosed this winter with Multiple Myeloma which was discovered after a tumor in my sacrum destroyed my sacrum requiring extensive reconstruction. To add…Continue
Hello All,First, let me say that I am a new member reaching out to those who are fighting multiple myeloma. I was diagnosed in July 2015. I have undergone 4 cycles of Velcade, Dex and Revlimid. I had a stem cell transplant in December 2015.As a…Continue
Hello all. I'm a new member. Recently Dx with MM. 4-13-2016. My FISH test came back with t(14;16) and an extra 1q21. According to recent literature, 2016, this arrangement has a poor prognosis. My oncologist states he starts everyone on the…Continue
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