Mom has liver cancer and now multiple myeloma? When can she be cured?

Unfortunate. It is with regret that I have to state that neither liver cancer nor multiple myeloma are generally curable cancers. Liver and bone marrow transplants may offer hope if a person has only one.
Chemotherapy. Sorry bad combination, see your family physician for referral to an oncologist. Great chemotherapeutic agents are available now to achieve a good palliation.

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What do you suggest if my mom has multiple myeloma cancer/last stage?

Medical Oncologist. If she is in the end stage, hospice care would be a consideration in order to focus on quality of life. This could be facilitated by her oncologist. Read more...

My mom has multiple myeloma cancer/last stage. How long will she survive for?

Not enough info. From the National Cancer Institute --> What You Need To Know About™ - What is Multiple #Myeloma - via @theNCI http://ow.ly/o7CJR #mmsm and Snapshot: http://ow.ly/ungNs The International Staging System (ISS) stage 3 -- possibly your "last stage" you refer to is not necessarily helpful in treating or predicting outcomes of individual patients. More important are cytogenetics and FISH tests. Read more...

What types of questions should I ask my doctor regarding treatment for multiple myeloma or other plasma cell cancer?

1-2-3. Cancer 1-2-3: 1) diagnosis - myeloma vs. ? 2a) stage - iss (not that relevant for individual) 2b) prognostic factors - eg cytogenetics, pcli (if avail), gep (new), bone disease, etc. 3) treatment -- goals (response or quality or....) and options. Some regiments are easy eg rd which is good for a low burden mm disease and working pt vs. More complicated "induction" regimen for high risk/burden. Read more...
Www.cancer.net. Please check out www.cancer.net for an excellent patient resource, including questions to ask your physicians. http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/multiple-myeloma. Read more...

My mom is being tested for multiple myeloma. What are symptoms and proceudres?

Infections bone pain. Common tests include blood tests (blood count, protein electrophoresis), urine proteinevaluation, x-rays, MRI scans and a bone marrow biopsy. Symptoms inlude fatigue, low blood counts, infections, bone pain. Read more...
MM, sxs and diagnose. Symptoms may include fatigue, lack of energy, bony pain, easy bruisng ( if platelet is low). Work up will include- blood works, imaging studies that include whole body x-ray, or MRI of spine. A bone marrow biopsy needs to be done to make a diagnosis. Read more...

Help please? I want to know what are the major downsides of multiple myeloma cancer?

Myeloma can. Produce quite a few issues. Anemia and bone pain are the most common. Patients are also at risk for kidney problems, elevated calcium levels, fractures and infection. Read more...

I'm looking at biologic to treat AS, but I saw warnings about "blood cancers." My mother died from multiple myeloma at 49 yrs. Reason for concern?

Worth the risk. Ankylosing spondylitis, right? It's well worth the risk. The link to leukemia and its family is weak, the disease you are treating is devastating, I am not aware of any link to myeloma and this doesn't run in families much anyway. Folks have looked at Etanercept and myeloma and the rate seems not increased. Read more...

Doctors, what are the major downsides of multiple myeloma cancer?

Bone pain possible. Multiple myeloma is a malignant proliferation of plasma cells. This is a serious disease that can be fatal without treatment. Some symptoms include possible recurrent infections, bone pain, poor circulation, and kidney impairment. If you are concerned about myeloma please talk with your doctor. Use this link: http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/multiple_myeloma/bm_overview.Aspx. Read more...

What types of treatment exist for multiple myeloma and other plasma cell cancer types?

"Many" Myeloma and other plasma cell dyscrasia treatments has evolved from standard cytotoxic approaches (eg mp, vad, hypercvad) to "novel" therapies. Immunomodulatory drugs (imids) - eg thalidomide, lenalolidomide, pomalidomide proteasome inhibitors - eg, bortezomib, carfilzomib, etc other: hsp90 inhibitors, hdaci, b-raf, etc. Over the last few years multiple new drugs have been approved for myeloma. Read more...
Multiple options. There are a variety of options for treating multiple myeloma. The main therapy is chemotherapy but radiation treatments are sometimes used for localized areas. Also a stem cell transplant is often part of the treatment. Chemotherapy or a stem cell transplant are used for a related plasma cell problem called 'primary systemic al amyloidosis.'. Read more...