Is leukemia and myeloma the same?
Leukemia and multiple myeloma are both different blood cancers. However, multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that affects plasma cells, a specific type of white blood cell.
How long can myeloma go undiscovered?
If you have smoldering multiple myeloma, you won’t experience any symptoms. But tests will reveal that at least 10% to 59% of your bone marrow is composed of malignant plasma cells. Some people have multiple myeloma for months or years before they even realize they are unwell.
How quickly does multiple myeloma develop?
While the rate of progression of multiple myeloma can vary from person to person, an older study from 2007 that included 276 individuals discovered that there was a 10% probability of progression in those with early multiple myeloma per year for the first 5 years of illness.
Is it possible to treat myeloma?
Multiple myeloma treatment frequently helps manage symptoms and enhance quality of life. But myeloma is typically incurable, necessitating extra care when the illness recurs.
How dangerous is cancer from myeloma?
Myeloma is a condition that alternates between periods of remission (when cancer cells are no longer found or are at a low level) and relapse. It is not typically thought of as a curable condition, yet it is very treatable (when cancer cells have returned or increased),
Consult your doctor for any concerns regarding multiple myeloma. They are in the best position to assess, diagnose, and treat your condition. They will also propose the best treatment plan for you.
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