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    WHAT KIND OF DEATH IS EXDPECTED FROM MULTIPLE MYELOMA?

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    This is information from the Mayo Clinic:

    In a person with multiple myeloma, abnormal plasma cells (or myeloma cells) multiply. The growth of myeloma cells results in reduced blood production, which in turn leads to anemia and fatigue. Bone damage may also cause painful rib and spinal-compression fractures. In a small number of patients, the protein that is produced by the plasma cells damages kidneys.

    Almost all multiple myeloma evolves from a precancerous condition known as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). Multiple myeloma is not contagious and generally is not inherited. It is almost twice as common in African-Americans as Caucasians, and slightly more common in men than women. The median age at diagnosis is 66. Only 2 percent of patients are under 40.
    daren1

    you are right on the money, my mother was diagnosed the day after her 66 birthday and passed away about 5 months later
    6dogs4us

    Sorry to hear that daren. So sad to see people pass through Cancer of any type. Dreadful disease. Hopefully someday we can cure all cancers.
    My mother in law lived about 4+ years after diagnosis..... she was blessed to be relatively pain-free. Lots of dialysis...but she is with the Lord now and without tears or pain:)


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