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How common is multiple myeloma?

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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.Pdf.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Uncommon: Approximately 1% of all cancers and slightly more than 10 % of blood cancers in the United States.
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What are the common symptoms of smoldering multiple myeloma?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
None: No symptoms by definition. Smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) is asymptomatic. If it is "symptomatic" then it is (symptomatic) multiple myeloma (MM). A new International Myeloma Working Group definition of SMM and MM was just published...http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(14)70442-5/abstract Ultra high risk SMM is now called MM. The trial E3A06 looks at SMM.
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