Multiple Myeloma is a rare form of cancer that largely affects the plasma cells. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cells in the bone marrow and they help fight infections by creating proteins that recognize and attack germs. Multiple Myeloma occurs when an abnormal plasma cell develops in the bone marrow and reproduces itself very quickly. The signs and symptoms of Multiple Myeloma vary from person to person and these include nausea, vomiting, repeated infections, vision loss, unintentional weight loss, and many more.
HOW IS MULTIPLE MYELOMA DIAGNOSED?
Multiple Myeloma may be detected accidentally when you undergo a blood test for some other condition. Oncologists may order for blood tests and urine tests for confirming diagnosis. Bone marrow examination also may be done to check for presence of myeloma cells. Imaging tests like X-ray, MRI or CT-scan may be performed to detect bone problems
HOW IS MULTIPLE MYELOMA TREATED?
The treatment for Multiple Myeloma largely involves way to ease the pain, reduced complications, and slow the progression of the disease. However, the common treatments for Multiple Myeloma include biological therapy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, among others.
DID YOU KNOW?
Anemia, bone loss, kidney complications are some complications of Multiple Myeloma