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Can multiple myeloma affect the liver

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Yes. Not common.: Yes. Multiple myeloma can effect any organ. However, liver involvement is not common. Myeloma generally involves the bones predominantly; however ther... Read More
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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Rarely but yes: Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell disorder primarily effecting bone marrow. In the solitary version an occasional lesion is seen in soft tissue such ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
It is usually not: Usually myeloma doesn't attack the liver but many of the drugs we use to treat it do have effects on the liver. Also, a related type of cancer called ... Read More
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Usually not: The liver is not usually affected by myeloma however clusters of myeloma cells can rarely deposit in the liver. These are called plasmacytomas.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Chemotherapy: Sorry bad combination, see your family physician for referral to an oncologist. Great chemotherapeutic agents are available now to achieve a good pal... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Unfortunate: It is with regret that I have to state that neither liver cancer nor multiple myeloma are generally curable cancers. Liver and bone marrow transplant... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
The myeloma: Family is a proliferation of plasma cells, which produce antibodies or immunoglobulins. Igm is ass.Ociated with waldenstrom macro globulin, igg is t... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Need mor einfo: Myeloma has many treatment variations. Most younger patients(such as you) are treated with chemotherapy followed by bone marrow transplant(autologous ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
? Relationship.: Thalidomide has neurological side effects but is not commonly thought to cause seizures. In fact, early studies suggested thalidomide might have anti... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Kirk
36 years experience
No: Has no effect on saliva.
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Get new doc.: If your doc cannot or will not explain the stage / prognosis and treatment of your condition in terms you can understand you really should find a diff... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
1% : 1% of all cancers. 2nd most common hematologic malignancy. A great nci snapshot link: http://www.Cancer.Gov/aboutnci/servingpeople/snapshots/myeloma.P... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Myeloma tests: There are many tests that are used to diagnose and stage multiple myeloma. These can include: cbc, chemistry panel, bone marrow biopsy, chromosome st... Read More
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