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Can Naproxen Be Taken When You Have Myeloma
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
Only if fracture +: Not everybody who has myeloma will have fracture when diagnosed. Yes, myeloma will involve the bone and there would be increased risk for fracture- however- just because one has myeloma-it does not mean that it is identical to pain unless you have fracture. And if you do-it depends on your tolerance to pain and how severe the fracture is. Pain is very subjective. Discuss with oncologist. ...Read more
Plasma cell & other: People who have diagnosis of plasma cell disorders- called mgus ( monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance) would be the one who is at risk for multiple myeloma. Other potential risk factors - include older age, male ( hormone related?), black/african american, exposures to radiation, benzene, and other organic solvents, herbicides, and insecticides and other unknown risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myeloma: myeloma is a cancer that starts in plasma cells in the bone marrow. The cause is unknown but its found more in the older patients. Blood tests usually detect it. Mild cases usually aren't treated but chemotherapy is often used. Radiation therapy is used to treat the bone pain that occurs. ...Read more
Very: Multiple myeloma a plasma cell cancer could be very dangerous in some , in others ( the lucky ones ) the diseases can run for years. Have to speak to the treating oncologist good prognostic signs are higher albumin, lower beta 2 microglobulins, , plasma cell dna showing not having high risk chromosomal abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tx: Multiple Myeloma treatment approaches may include targeted therapies like vlecade or Kyrolis, Chemotherapy, Corticosteroids,stem cell transplant or biological therapies like (Thalomid, Revlimid (lenalidomide) or Pomaylst). Although some people have stated that apple cider vinegar can alkalize tissues & thereby help tx of multiple myeloma - I am not aware of studies that demonstrate this. Recommend conventional ...Read more
Yes.: Autologous stem cells transplants (from yourself as donor when in near remission) result in improved progression free survival and probably overall survival. Allogeneic transplant (from someone else) is more complex, and many would consider it experimental. Although the procedure may cure the disease, there are significant complications and risks that may offset the benefits. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek real reason: Search for a different cause of your anemia. There are hundreds of possible causes. Only when everything else is ruled out do you need to think seriously about myeloma, as long as the spike stays small. I'm sorry your MGUS was detected. Finding it early does nobody any good and causes worry. ...Read more
Minimal: It us a fairly well tolerated drug. Its main side effect is neuropathy which can menifest as tingling, numbness of the toes and fingers and lead to weakness in the hands if the drug is continued for long time. But it does recover after stopping or change over to once weekly use. ...Read more
Different Diseases: Lyme and multiple myeloma are two very different diseases which are not likely to be confused for one another on a test like this. Igg and igm are two different types of proteins made by the immune system, and within each category you have thousands of different proteins in your body. For lyme, the test looks for a protein that proves your body has "seen" lyme organisms before. ...Read more
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