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Which groups are most frequently affected by multiple myeloma?

Which groups are most frequently affected by multiple myeloma?

Blacks in US: Twice the incidence in african americans than caucasians. Some families have a higher incidence. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Kahler Disease (Definition)

I had not heard of "kahler's disease" until seeing multiple questions on healthtap. It is multiple myeloma (mm). "multiple" is from the often seen "multiple" bone lesions (especially in advanced disease). Mm is a cancer of plasma cells [highly specialized b white blood cells (lymphocytes)] that produce antibodies. Sx are crab: hypercalcemia, renal insufficency, anemia, ...Read more


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How will my doctor know if I have multiple myeloma?  

Labs, xrays: There are a series of blood and urine tests that will give the doctor a good idea if you have the disease. These are usually followed by x-rays looking for tell-tale signs of myeloma and a bone marrow test which would identify the cancer cells themselves. ...Read more

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Can radiations from lcd screen of computer cause multiple myeloma?

No: No. There is no evidence nor any plausible biological reason to think that lcd screens cause myeloma or any other type of cancer. ...Read more

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What is the primary cause of multiple myeloma? Is it stress?

What is the primary cause of multiple myeloma? Is it stress?

Nobody knows: Bottom line is that nobody knows for sure. No serious studies have correlated multiple myeloma and stress, so this would be an unlikely cause. Genetic abnormalities ate involved in causing this disease but is hard to figure out what is exactly causing such genetic abnormalities. Best wishes, ariel. ...Read more

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Can nephrotic syndrome be caused by multiple myeloma?

Can nephrotic syndrome be caused by multiple myeloma?

Yes: This can happen but usually myeloma causes a decrease in the kidney function. Some patients with myeloma can also have a protein deposited in the kidney (amyloidosis) that can lead to nephrotic syndrome. ...Read more

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Do you think that multiple myeloma could cause heart disease?

Do you think that multiple myeloma could cause heart disease?

It is possible: Some forms of myeloma secrete a protein called a light chain that can invade organs like the heard or liver and cause it to function poorly. Most of the problems with the heart arise from many of the early treatments of myeloma which included a drug called adriomycin. Modern chemotherapy can still cause heart problems but not at the same rate. ...Read more

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What are the causes of multiple myeloma?

No simple answer: Multiple myeloma has been associated with ionizing radiation (atomic bomb level), herbicides, petroleum products, analin hair dyes, autoimmune disease but there is no clear cut association. There are a few families which show an inheritance pattern along with other lymphomas. ...Read more

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Why sickle cell anemeia / multiple myeloma cause diabetes insipidus? Is it because it may obstruct the blood flow to the kidneys and damage them?

Why sickle cell anemeia / multiple myeloma cause diabetes insipidus? Is it because it may obstruct the blood flow to the kidneys and damage them?

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 themselves. Both produce a kidney lesion that prevents the urine from becoming concentrated, rather than a pituitary diabetes insipidus. ...Read more

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Pl suggest any alternative remedy/ies for multiple myeloma I am 48 yer old and no m band seen at this moment after 6 months of chemo?

Pl suggest any alternative remedy/ies for multiple myeloma I am 48 yer old and no m band seen at this moment after 6 months of chemo?

Homeopathy, herbs ;: There are no proven alternatives for multiple myeloma but that does not mean they may not help; but I would continue standard treatments too. A healthy diet, tonifying herbs, reducing body burden of heavy metals ; other environmental toxins, stress reduction ; working to clear unresolved anger/grief etc. Can only help. I also advise classical homeopathy with a good homeopath. See comments for more:. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to cure "Multiple Myeloma" and is there any permenant cure?

Multiple Myeloma: While there is no defined "cure" for multiple myeloma, chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplants have been shown to cause remission in many cases. With regard to cost, chemotherapy is expensive if paying cash and autologous stem cell transplant may cost over 100K, so it is important to check with insurance providers regarding this. ...Read more

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My grandmother is suffering from multiple myeloma. What is the process to treat this?

Consult a Oncologist: An oncologist or blood specialist can treat her multiple myeloma. We have many new drugs that can control myeloma. Most of it is chemotherapy drugs but they are easy to tolerate and can add several years to her life if she responds to chemo well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a person take hydroxycut if one has multiple myeloma?

No: I would not recommend hydroxycut under any circumstances. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of people with multiple myeloma?

Much better now: With all the new targeted drugs for myeloma and several to come, patients live many more years. Some have said this cancer is now more like a chronic disease - still dangerous and needing treatment but it is characterized by longer periods of remission after treatment. Therefore a 65 or 75 year old person may have a normal life span with this disease now. ...Read more

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What percentage of patients with multiple myeloma will survive?

It depends: Survival in myeloma depends on a number of factors. First, is stage. Second is chromosomal abnormalities. Some have a good prognosis, others not so good. In general we think that myeloma is not usually curable with standard therapies, but survival is getting better with our newer agents, so that living 10 years is not unusual. Cure may be possible with allogeneic bone marrow transplant. ...Read more

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Are myelofibrosis and multiple myeloma are related to each other?

No: They are totally different diseases. Myeloma is a malignancy that develops in a type of blood cell called a plasma cell. Myelofibrosis is a disease of the bone marrow microenvironment. ...Read more

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My grandmother is suffering from multiple myeloma, what is the best cure for this?

There is treatment f: There is good treatment available for controlling myeloma. Go seek advice from a specialist (called hematologist). Most multiple myeloma patients do well for 5-10 years when treated by an experienced hematologist. ...Read more

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My father was just diagnosed with multiple myeloma. What is this?

Plasma cell cancer: From the National Cancer Institute --> What You Need To Know Aboutâ„¢ - What is Multiple #Myeloma - via @theNCI http://ow. Ly/o7CJR #mmsm and Snapshot: http://ow. Ly/ungNs ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of people with multiple myeloma and lcdd?

Depends on heart: The light chain deposition disease is unlikely to affect survival. In fact a review of myeloma and kidney failure published last year demonstrated no change in outcome in myeloma patients with or without kidney failure. The biggest predictor of outcome is response to chemotherapy. Velcade (bortezomib) (new chemo) has been a game changer. In addition, patients with cardiac involvement do very poorly. ...Read more

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What is the significance of a low Igm level in smoldering multiple myeloma?

Part of the disease: Whenever you have smoldering myeloma of certain type, say IgG for example, the other antibody types like IgM and IgA are often decreased. It is just part of the disease process to see a paradoxical lower of other antibody types that are not involved in smoldering myeloma. ...Read more

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My mom is being tested for multiple myeloma. What are symptoms and proceudres?

My mom is being tested for multiple myeloma. What are symptoms and proceudres?

Infections bone pain: Common tests include blood tests (blood count, protein electrophoresis), urine proteinevaluation, x-rays, MRI scans and a bone marrow biopsy. Symptoms inlude fatigue, low blood counts, infections, bone pain. ...Read more

Black Mold (Definition)

Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...Read more


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Multiple Myeloma (Definition)

A cancer of the plasma cells, which are responsible for producing antibodies for your body. Symptoms include kidney insufficiency, anemia, bone ...Read more