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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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Could use your help docs! my father was just diagnosed with multiple myeloma. What now?

Meet with MD: The best thing you could do is to meet with your father's health care team the next time he visits with them. There, they can develop a plan of care that you can ask questions of. In many cases, myeloma is a disease that can be controlled for many years. You need to go with your dad to the appointment to provide support, but also to get educated about the disease and treatment specific to your dad ...Read more

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Y total portin 8.2 normal to 8.3 albumin 3.8 and normal to 4.8 mean globulin is high could it be to multiple myeloma?

Not necessarily: In most cases of elevated globulin, no multiple myeloma is present. Globulin elevation is often non-specific and can be present in cases of inflammation such as colds, infections, etc. To rule in multiple myeloma, there must be certain globulin fractions present. Electrophoresis of the blood and/or urine will be able to determine that. ...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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Mytotal portin 8.2 normal to 8.3albumin3.8and normal to 4.8 mean globulin is 4.4 could it be to multiple myeloma? Tot ca is 9.2, ion ca is 1.15 ESR 12

Mytotal portin 8.2 normal to 8.3albumin3.8and normal to 4.8 mean globulin is 4.4 could it be to multiple myeloma? Tot ca is 9.2, ion ca is 1.15  ESR 12

No reason: Myeloma is a disease of older patients that causes bone problems, anemia, kidney disease and high calcium. Those few blood tests look ok, including the calcium, so i dont know why you are thinking about myeloma. ...Read more

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Albumin 3.9 globulin 4.2 could this means multiple myeloma ! Other blood test were within normal range ?

Albumin 3.9 globulin 4.2 could this means multiple myeloma ! Other blood test were within normal range ?

Stop worrying: If you're otherwise feeling well, the chances of this being myeloma are remote. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. ...Read more

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Rdw is 14.4 has been high for awhile could it be multiple myeloma? Pain beside outer knee for weeks now theres a knot brusing easy too

RDW: Wha you do not mention is if you have anemia. Rdw means your red blood cells are regenerating fast and may be compensating for blood loss, anemia, etc. You need to provide more information for a better answer. The bruising may or may not be related. ...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

Pituitary Gland (Definition)

The pituitary is the source of several hormonal stimulation pathways, such as acth to stimulate the adrenal gland, TSH for the thyroid, but the posterior aspect deals with fluid and ...Read more


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Multiple Myeloma (Definition)

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