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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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Is there any chemical that cause myeloma?

Possibly: The United States government believes there is an association between agent orange that was used in vietnam and a variety of cancers including multiple myeloma. Although there is no conclusive proof of causation there are benefits for veterans exposed to agent orange who develop multiple myeloma. ...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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What is the cause of IgE myeloma?

IgE myeloma rare: Ige myeloma is rare. Dr. Kyle recently reviewed IgD and ige myelomas -- http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/24133829 the exact cause of myeloma is not well understood. ...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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Can skeletal pain be caused by myeloma?

Can  skeletal pain be caused by myeloma?

Yes: Myeloma is a disease that effects bone directly. Patients with myeloma frequently have skeletal complaints. ...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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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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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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I have fractured a rib due to excessive coughing and seen my GP. Have I got osteoporosis or myeloma or can this just happen without these causes?

I have fractured a rib due to excessive coughing and seen my GP. Have I got osteoporosis or myeloma or can this just happen without these causes?

Ask your GP: Cough would not break normal BONES.. You should ask your GP to send you to your Physician, get a bone density done and be sure that your blood levels of calcium and Vitamin-D are not low. You may need supplemental Vitamin-D and calcium. ...Read more

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45 y/o w unexplained severe anemia, high calcium, body pain, history gluten intolerance, poss diabetes. Should she test for myeloma? Other possible causes?

45 y/o w unexplained severe anemia, high calcium, body pain, history gluten intolerance, poss diabetes. Should she test for myeloma? Other possible causes?

Yes: Myeloma is one of many possible causes for anemia but GI issues also need to be eliminated. The high calcium can also be associated with myeloma but again there are several other possible causes. ...Read more

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Mult.Myeloma relapsed after treatment with velcade (bortezomib), (bortezomib) melphalan&dexamethasone. Melphalan stopped in dec, velcade (bortezomib) in april. Now takes carfilzomib& dexamethasone fever39.5. No infections.What causes fever?

Mult.Myeloma relapsed  after treatment with velcade (bortezomib), (bortezomib) melphalan&dexamethasone. Melphalan stopped in dec, velcade (bortezomib) in april. Now takes carfilzomib& dexamethasone fever39.5. No infections.What causes fever?

Fever could be side : Effects of the chemotherapeutic agents and steroids considering there's no blood infection. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should help control the fever. Follow up with your oncologist. God bless you! http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/36171-herbs-cancer/. ...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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What is myeloma?

Bone marrow disease: Myeloma is a malignant disorder characterized by excessive growth of plasma cells. It can several complications: excess levels of calcium in the blood, kidney failure, nerve damage, weakening of the bones, increased risk of infections (to name a few). ...Read more

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What is myeloma?

What is myeloma?

Malignant blood : Disease of plasma cells that make proteins and antibodies. This is a disease that can cause bone issues, anemia, elevated calcium and kidney disease. There are several treatments for the disease, but no true cures. ...Read more

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All info about myeloma?

LLS etc websites: www.lls.org, http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/myeloma, www.Themmrf.Org, http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/multiplemyeloma/index, http://myelomasociety.Org/membership.Html, http://myeloma.Org.

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How bad is pain in myeloma?

How bad is pain in myeloma?

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

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What tests diagnose myeloma?

Tests: You would need to have blood works, a skeletal bone survey/ or MRI of the spine as indicated , and definitely a bone marrow biopsy to diagnose a multiple myeloma. Please discuss further with your hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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