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How common is renal failure in myeloma patients?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 30% dx; 50% life

Around 30% at diagnosis and about 50% throughout disease course.
However, this may be less given newer anti-myeloma agents (?).

In brief: 30% dx; 50% life

Around 30% at diagnosis and about 50% throughout disease course.
However, this may be less given newer anti-myeloma agents (?).
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Of note renal failure can be "reversed" if found early and treated with newer agents, especially bortezomib (Velcade).
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Renal and MM

Renal disease is a common problem in multiple myeloma.
The serum creatinine is increased in almost 50% of patients at diagnosis. In approximately 20%, renal failure may be the presenting manifestation of mm.

In brief: Renal and MM

Renal disease is a common problem in multiple myeloma.
The serum creatinine is increased in almost 50% of patients at diagnosis. In approximately 20%, renal failure may be the presenting manifestation of mm.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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