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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 do you differentiate between lymphoma and myeloma?

How do you differentiate  between lymphoma and myeloma?

Lab testing: There are distinct differences between myeloma and lymphoma which can be determined by the pathologist using light microscopy, flow cytometry and immunoflourescent staining. ...Read more

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Can you have a predisposition to multiple myeloma or lymphoma?

Yes - RR 2.0 to 4.0: Relative risk (rr) incr mgus 2.8, myeloma 2.9, lpl/wm 4.0, cll 2.0. From landgren et al. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19182202 the myeloma cytogenetics are reviewed in greenberg et al. May 2013 -- http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23647020. ...Read more

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Parents -nh-lymphoma and multiple myeloma. My blood work - "igg lambda monoclonol protein migrating in gamma region. Thoughts?

It may or may not be: A hematologist should be able to help you, because there are many benign cases with abnormalities like yours. We see these type of consultations quite frequently and there is a pretty standard evaluation routine. ...Read more

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My mom, 81, was diagnosed with stage 3 poorly differentiated squamous cells. Now is told she instead has stage 2 Lymphoma. Which one is accurate?

Lymphoma: Stage II ymphoma same side of diaphragm or in a nearby organ IIE. Stage III is in nodes on both sides of the diaphragm or into an area or organ next to the lymph nodes is noted with an E ,IIIE, or into the spleen IIIS or both III SE. Stage IV is in an organ not right next to a lymph node and bulky disease has an X qualifier. Good luck to your Mom and God bless. ...Read more

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My grandma was just diagnosed with myeloma. What is that?

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 increases my risk for developing myeloma if I tried to avoid sun since 19?

Not known: Sun exposure is not related to myeloma and causative factors for this cancer have not been well elucidated. ...Read more

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Does cytoxin cause myeloma?

Not really: Used to treat myeloma and very rarely (in high doses) associated with acute leukemia's. ...Read 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid. The system ...Read more