Multiple myeloma (also known as MM, myeloma, plasma cell myeloma, or as Kahler's disease after Otto Kahler) is a type of cancer of plasma cells, immune system cells in bone marrow that produce antibodies. Its prognosis, despite therapy, is generally poor, and treatment may involve chemotherapy and stem cell transplant. It is part of the broad group of diseases called hematological malignancies. Clinical features Because many organs can be affected by myeloma, the symptoms and signs are ...
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Donor Leukocyte Infusion
... Over the past 25 years, bone marrow transplantation has increased cure and long-term survival rates for patients diagnosed with leukemia and other blood disorders. Nonetheless, many patients who succe...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Multiple Myeloma and Other Plasma Cell Neoplasms: Treatment
... What are plasma cell neoplasms? Plasma cell neoplasms are diseases in which certain cells in the blood (called plasma cells) become cancer. Plasma cells are made by white blood cells called lymphocyte...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Multiple Myeloma Treatment
... If there are no symptoms, treatment may not be needed. A doctor will follow the patient closely so treatment can be started if symptoms develop. If there are symptoms, treatment will probably be chemo...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Multiple Myeloma Treatment
... If there are no symptoms, treatment may not be needed. A doctor will follow the patient closely so treatment can be started if symptoms develop. If there are symptoms, treatment will probably be chemo...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Multiple Myeloma Treatment
... Note: Estimated new cases and deaths from multiple myeloma in the United States in 2004:[1] New cases: 15,270.Deaths: 11,070.Multiple myeloma is a systemic malignancy of plasma cells that is highly tr...
Source: National Cancer Institute

   

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