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Is myeloma a terminal illness

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: Imaging would not rule out hematologists malignancies. In the right clinical context, diagnosis may include specialized blood and bone marrow studies.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Yes: There are not a lot of people because this disease hits those over 60 more often but we have had patients in their 20's with multiple myeloma, a very ... Read More
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Yes: We evaluated this recently for a patient & there have been about a dozen case reports with women diagnosed during pregnancy and also getting pregnant ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
It is possible: Some forms of myeloma secrete a protein called a light chain that can invade organs like the heard or liver and cause it to function poorly. Most of t... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Myeloma: Myeloma can involve the heart directly or infiltrate it with amyloid like tissue. The chemotherapy for myeloma can damage the heart also.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Chemotherapy can do : If he is still taking his chemotherapy drugs they are prone to cause low hemoglobin and low counts and infections causing fever. If he is not taking c... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Cancer: multiple myeloma is a malignacy of the plasma cells of the marrow. It presents with bone pain and lytic lesions usually diffusely invoving the spine.... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Does not add up: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 39 years experience
Light chains: Light chains (kappa and lambda) are a part of the immunoglobulin molecues the body makes. A given plasma cell only makes one type of light chain, most... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Electrophoresis and: Free serum light chain tests. Multiple myeloma is generally diagnosed by electrophoresis of serum, urine and free serum light chain test. X-rays of ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Not really: There have been associations with certain dyes and herbicides but no strong associations other than exposure to high doses of radiation.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
ISS - Greipp et al.: International staging system -- the international staging system (iss) for myeloma was published by the intl myeloma working group in 2005: it is usef... Read More

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