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How can the presence of multiple myeloma be recognized in teenagers?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Disease of adults

Multiple myeloma is not a very common disease.
It accounts for approximately 1% of all cancers multiple myeloma is a disease of older adults. The median age at diagnosis is 66 years; only 10 and 2 % of patients are younger than 50 and 40 years, respectively. It is not a disease of teenager.

In brief: Disease of adults

Multiple myeloma is not a very common disease.
It accounts for approximately 1% of all cancers multiple myeloma is a disease of older adults. The median age at diagnosis is 66 years; only 10 and 2 % of patients are younger than 50 and 40 years, respectively. It is not a disease of teenager.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Martin Raff
The obvious question is why you are asking the question. Even rare conditions do occur. Myeloma often presents with bone pain or with infections due to the portion of the immune system which is damaged by this malignancy. It is highly unlikely in a teenager but not impossible.
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not

Myeloma is not considered a disease of teenagers.
The typical patient is over 40.

In brief: Not

Myeloma is not considered a disease of teenagers.
The typical patient is over 40.
Dr. Edward Gold
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