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multiple myeloma with one kidney

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Nephropathy: Myeloma produces proteins called light chains which can essentially "clog up" the kidney producing myeloma nephropathy. Myeloma also produces humoral ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Myeloma and kidney: Two major causes of kidney problem in patients with myeloma - direct effect of the abnormal protein to the kidney also called myeloma kidney/cast nep ... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Tough to say: Generally weekly transfusions are a sign that normal blood production has shut down. Blood production problems are usually a late manifestation of ma ... Read More
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Dr. Bates Moses
22 years experience Palliative Care
Get extra support: Agree with prior answer that difficult to say. If not already involved ask for a palliative medicine specialist to work with your hematology-oncology ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Seek opinion from a: This is unusual way to make a diagnosis of multiple myeloma(mm). Typically we need to do a bone marrow biopsy and look for cancer cells in the marrow. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
44 years experience Internal Medicine
No: I would not recommend hydroxycut under any circumstances.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
18 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: It is a drug that has very much helped to control multiple myeloma, but we are still working on finding a reliable cure. There are likely to be future ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Basically right: Even sickle cell trait ruins much of the concentrating ability of the kidneys by adulthood. Myeloma is more likely to damage and obstruct the tubules ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
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 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple myeloma can lead to:: Acute tubular necrosis, Aspergillosis, Acute kidney failure, Kidney failure, Pancytopenia.

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