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What is myeloma?

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Dr. Thomas Chen answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Myeloma is a malignant disorder characterized by excessive growth of plasma cells. It can several complications: excess levels of calcium in the blood, kidney failure, nerve damage, weakening of the bones, increased risk of infections (to name a few).

Answered Oct 19, 2016



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Dr. Michael Thompson answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

The International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has updated criteria for the diagnosis of multiple myeloma From Tweet: IMWG updated criteria for the diagnosis of multiple myeloma - @VincentRK et al. 11/2014 @TheLancetOncol http://ow.ly/Dp9y0 #mmsm

Answered Nov 19, 2014


Dr. William A Biermann answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Disease of plasma cells that make proteins and antibodies. This is a disease that can cause bone issues, anemia, elevated calcium and kidney disease. There are several treatments for the disease, but no true cures.

Answered Sep 23, 2016



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