If you were diagnosed with multiple myeloma, do not despair. This disease is treatable and if you got early diagnosis, your chances for recovery are high. On this portal you will find information about the most modern techniques of bone marrow transplantation and you will be able to get qualified help.
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Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cell. Plasma cell is a subtype of white blood cells, which creates antibodies that fight various infections, germs and harmful bacteria. In this type of cancer malignant cells accumulate and begin to grow in the bone marrow. Instead of generating antibodies, plasma cell begins to produce proteins which damage kidneys. Almost always multiple myeloma begins as a benign condition which later can become dangerous. It usually occurs on people older than 60. It was also proved that Black race has multiple myeloma twice as often as other races. Although it was not proved what cause multiple myeloma, it is believed that it develops if there are chromosome abnormalities.
This type of cancer is considered to be rare. In the United States risk of getting it during the lifetime is approximately 0.3%. 5-year survival rate is on average 48.5%. If cancer is localized, survival rate reaches 69.6%, if it reached other organs – survival rate is 47.4%. This disease represents approximately 1.8% of all cancer cases.
Diagnosis usually includes series of tests, which can create a better picture of bone marrow problems.
With all these types of treatment patients are also prescribed drugs that reduce pain in bones and loss of their elasticity. In order to prevent further kidney complications some patients are recommended to undergo dialysis. If bone marrow transplantation was conducted on time, your chances of recovery are very high.