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What is myeloma?

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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Bone marrow disease: 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).
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
IMWG MM Dx update: 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
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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Malignant blood : 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.
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
I think some people with myeloma are cured. I don't think we can select those patients up front yet, but we are seeing very long survival times -- with or without detectable disease.
Dec 28, 2013

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