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Help I need info on mulptiple myeloma

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  • Posted By: jimoncarmel
  • November 10, 2008
  • 09:47 PM

My wife is a healthy 72 y/o we just found out about her sickness & I want to know how her life will be now & how long will she b with me..She will b having a transplant soon. PLease let me hear from you I am lost...Thanks Jim Talk to me here or e-mail me jimoncarmel@yahoo.com :(

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  • Multiple mieloma refere to multiple pseudotumors formed by the enourmous number of plasma cells which are located in the bone marrow.According with Gerardo Capo,Medical Oncology and Hematology specialist at the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center the treatment for multiple mieloma is mainly palleative with a median life expectancy of 3-4 years,less than 10 percent living 10 years or more,Treatment may include bone marrow transplatation,chimio and radio terapy,antibiotics to fight infections,blood transfusions
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2008
    • 11:33 AM
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  • I feel a little guilty for giving you these informations,and i would recomend you NOT TO STRESS YOURSELFS,and to try a realistic aproach for the situation. Your wife might be among those 10 percent who survive this disease
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2008
    • 01:54 PM
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  • I'm glad, Med Stud that you added your last post. I belong to a family struck with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. All women in my family except me have had cancer. And you know what, everyone of us is still alive. Even my aunt who suffered ovarian cancer 10 years ago is still well. And ovarian cancer is considered the worst. Good luck to both of you!
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • November 11, 2008
    • 10:25 PM
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  • Mel I thank you for your reply. Please anyone reaspond with any info...:( I'm so confused
    jimoncarmel 1 Replies
    • November 12, 2008
    • 00:49 AM
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  • My Mom had it 10 yrs ago, research and surviving this type of cancer more advanced than back then. My Mom went through this with them thinking she was depressed cus she couldn't walk due to pain & they even put her through rehabilitation and found out post-diagnostic that she had 3 crushed vertebrae due to the disease progression without treatment. I hope this information is helpful, email me if you need support @ semi_alert@hotmail.com As EvErCat http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/ http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/myeloma http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_1X_What_is_multiple_myeloma_30.asp
    kitcat48 80 Replies
    • November 12, 2008
    • 01:07 AM
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  • Weak imune sistem and bone fractures among late symptomes
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 12, 2008
    • 01:20 PM
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  • Yes, Med Stud, weakened immune system and fractures, w/ my Mother, she was suffering Nov/Dec yr prior so Dr put her on Anti-inflammatories thinking it was arthritis. By January she couldn't walk and was admitted to hospital. For 2mths they never once xrayed her back nor was her blood tested for any immune system type of disease! Its Imperative that Dr's dont make assumptions that its old age and arthritis regardless of how the subject/ patient presents themselves during diagnosis. It wasn't until my Mom showed signs of bruising in late Feb & and her blood platelets were so low & 2 weeks of treating her for depression & making her get up to walk with 3 crushed vertabrae in Rehabilitation did it dawn on them that maybe they oppsed that diagnosis and tested her immune system & did a bone marrow biopsy that the diagnosis came up it was multiple myeloma. Numerous blood transfusions later & radiation for a few weeks, her liver started to fail & it was over by the end of March. She had no chance of life to fight... cus of poor care. Medical/western medicine has improved alot since 1997-98, and this happened in Canada. Now days, the blood tests, they do cover alot more, regardless of age of patient. We have more Cancer Centers & Onocologists which means you dont have to go out of town to be treated and less of a waiting list for Chemotherapy or Radiation. Mr jimoncarmel, as Med Stud stated, the survival rate for this type of cancer has immproved dramatically over the years & please dont take what I am posting as a no hope type thing. Once you get talking to the Dr's & staff involved in your wife's care, and understand more what your wife has and is goin through & the care and support available @ the hospital will make it easier for both of you. As EvEr Cat
    kitcat48 80 Replies
    • November 12, 2008
    • 10:55 PM
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  • My father survived for 6 years after his diagnosis of mulptiple myeloma. He had only been given 6 months to 2 years, but he had a strong will to live and stayed as positive as one can in that position. He was treated by amazing doctors at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. If you go to their web site and type mulptiple myeloma in their search bar, they will provide you with all the resources you need. http://www.roswellpark.org/Site/Pati...loma_ResourcesHere is another site that might help too:http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/about_myeloma/Be careful as the treatment may leave her bones very brittle. He broke many ribs, way too easily.Good luck. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 13, 2008
    • 03:59 AM
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