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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.

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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.

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Is it possible for multiple myeloma to be treated and cured?

Is it possible for multiple myeloma to be treated and cured?

No: It does not appear that we have a reliable cure for multiple myeloma. We can control it for a long period of time, and we continue to better understand treatment options and make new discoveries. Hopefully the day will come when we can cure multiple myeloma as well as we cure some leukemias and lymphomas.

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Is there a cure for multiple myeloma?

No: However, remission is possible in many cases and many patients can live fairly normal lives for quite some time with the many new advances in this disease.

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Lenalidomide is one of the earliest drug to cure multiple myeloma, is this true?

Not true: lenalidomide is one of agents /treatments we use to treat multiple myeloma. combining with other agents, it has demonstrated response and survival, however, unfortunately we still are unable to cure mutliple myeloma at this time. Pomalidomide is newer line of lenalidomide.

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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.

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Could multiple myeloma be treated and cured?

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 necessarilyl know who these peopple are when we start treatment. Check out the #mmsm tweetchat including an upcoming topic of myeloma cure.

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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.

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Are there any cure or treatments for amyloid/multiple myeloma?

Treatable, incurable: Amyloid/multiple myeloma in general are still incurable diseases. It is treatable and there are many different treatment available for amyloid/multiple myeloma which can prolonged survival. Please discuss further with your oncologist re- treatment options for you. See more at : www.Cancer.Gov or www. Cancer. Net or www. Nccn. Com.

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Can stem cell transplants cure multiple myeloma?

Can stem cell transplants cure multiple myeloma?

Remission: Multiple myeloma is treated classically with chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation. Both modalities can put the disease on remission and prolong life substantially. I personally do not offer allogeneic stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma unless on clinical trial or under very stringent circumstances. Multiple myeloma remains an incurable but very treatable disease.

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Mom has liver cancer and now multiple myeloma? When can she be cured?

Mom has liver cancer and now multiple myeloma? When can she be cured?

Unfortunate: It is with regret that I have to state that neither liver cancer nor multiple myeloma are generally curable cancers. Liver and bone marrow transplants may offer hope if a person has only one.

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I used nutrition and IV vitamin C and cured, yes cured my multiple myeloma. How can I offer my experience to doctors and patients to help them?

I used nutrition and IV vitamin C and cured, yes cured my multiple myeloma. How can I offer my experience to doctors and patients to help them?

Must prove cause...: One must prove cause and effect, for any acitivities and/or substances that one believes cured a particular disease. For example, if one believes her leukemia went away because she ate a navel orange every day for an entire year, she must prove that eating the navel orange actually cured the leukemia (and thus show it was not just a coincidence that her leukemia resolved during that same time).

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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:.

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Is multiple myeloma hereditary?

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 thought is that this may be due to an environmental cause.

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When was multiple myeloma discovered?

"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). Indeed, it has been known since ancient times. There have been a lot of discoveries along the way that explains what it is and how it arises. Here's an article on its history: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/21509678

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Multiple myeloma & longevity if treated?

Multiple myeloma: Medial survival in myeloma many years ago was only 1-2 years. Nowadays, with many effective therapy such as lenalidomide, bortezomib, transplant -median survival has increased up to 7 years. Newer medications such as pomalidomide and cerfilzomib hopefully would be approved soon and more medication in pipelines are lining up - all of these would likely to increase the median survival longer.

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Can anjeer be taken in multiple myeloma..

Anjeer in myeloma: Anjeer is another name for fig. As far as I am aware, you should be fine eating this.

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What is the symptoms for multiple myeloma?

Many symptoms: There may be no symptoms in some people who are found to have myeloma on routine blood tests. Common symptoms include back pain, fatigue, bone fractures. Nausea and vomiting can occur related to kidney or electrolyte problems.

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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