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We all have to work through this myeloma journey in our own way. The sooner you can realize that tomorrow is not promised to anyone, the better off you will be. Take this time, to really find…Continue
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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.
Does the Doctor need to do another bone marrow biopsy to see if the initial therapy is working. When does the stem cell transplant come into the plan of action. When the treatment is working or when the treatment is not working? Can a person go…Continue
Hello, everyone, I hope you are enjoying the site. We set it up so people can connect and share information and support. The network is really what you make it, and it is growing nicely. I can see lots of love and support happening here.Many of you…Continue
The good news couldn’t have come at a better time with Rare Disease Awareness Day just around the corner. Since forming 2007, Ben’s Friends has built 35+ online support communities serving more than 35,000 members and their families. Our goal is to…Continue
All,My first time in the forum here and curious as to your experiences. My situation is kappa light chain myeloma. Been in complete remission for 9 years.Current labs show no M protein, stable B2M and creatinine exactly where they have been…Continue
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