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Is amyloidosis cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: No, but just as

Serious.
Amyloidosis is accumulation of an abnormal protein in various tissues. It also occurs in some cancers, e.g., multiple myeloma, a bone cancer. It affects the function of involved organs, e.g., liver, heart, kidney, etc. Amyloid also plays a role in the pathogenesis of alzheimer dementia.

In brief: No, but just as

Serious.
Amyloidosis is accumulation of an abnormal protein in various tissues. It also occurs in some cancers, e.g., multiple myeloma, a bone cancer. It affects the function of involved organs, e.g., liver, heart, kidney, etc. Amyloid also plays a role in the pathogenesis of alzheimer dementia.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. William A Biermann
currently some forms of amyloid are treated with drugs used for multiple myeloma
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