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Myeloma multiple

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Not generally...: Myeloma and other hematologic malignancies are not generally considered "hereditary"/familial, but some are. Risk in family members is around 2x risk ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Rarely: There are a few families where it appears hereditary. Having said this, there are families where more than one individual has the disease and the thou... Read More

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 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
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Uncommon: Approximately 1% of all cancers and slightly more than 10 % of blood cancers in the United States.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
Medical Oncology 31 years experience
"Multiple Myeloma": just means multiple bone marrow tumors. A simple description like that does not take modern technology (though it would not be picked up early). Indee... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Unknown/MGUS: The exact cause of multiple myeloma is not known. Myeloma is almost always (?Always) preceded by monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (m... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Multiple myeloma: Medial survival in myeloma many years ago was only 1-2 years. Nowadays, with many effective therapy such as lenalidomide, bortezomib, transplant -med... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
MM: Fatigue, bone pain, fractures of bones without injury, night sweats, pallor, malaise. Other than bone fractures, the other symptoms are not very speci... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Multiple myeloma can lead to:: Acute tubular necrosis, Aspergillosis, Acute kidney failure, Kidney failure, Pancytopenia.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Yes: Multiple myeloma can certainly be treated. There a variety of new drugs available. We are likely curing some myeloma patients, but we don't necessaril... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Palliative: To maintain quality of life and to increase survival. Treatment may relieve the symptoms related to myeloma and to prevent further damage/ possible or... Read More

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