Category Archives for Pre-Myeloma

MGUS Increases the Risk of Blood Clots

Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance- Asymptomatic, Pre-Myeloma Blood Disorder that can Increase Susceptibility to Deep Vein Thrombosis aka Blood Clots Have you been diagnosed with Monoclonal

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Pesticide Use Increases Risk of MGUS (Pre-Myeloma)

“Among study participants older than 50 years, 38 were found to have MGUS, (pre-myeloma) yielding a prevalence of 6.8% It might be cold comfort but pesticide use increases the risk of Multiple Myeloma

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Slow Smoldering Myeloma Progression

Recent studies have shown that early treatment of smoldering myeloma may delay or prevent the progression into full-blown disease, and researchers have been looking for effective treatments to use in these

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Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS) Explained

Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance is not cancer. MGUS is pre-cancer or a stage before full-blown multiple myeloma. Only 10% of patients with newly diagnosed myeloma have a history of

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Why Treat Smoldering Multiple Myeloma Now?!?!

“Most people with smoldering multiple myeloma eventually develop myeloma, which is why patients are closely monitored by their doctors.” Most people with smoldering multiple myeloma progress

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Risk of MGUS in Relatives of MMers

“We and others have shown increased risk of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) in first-degree relatives of patients with multiple myeloma (MM)…” If you are a first-degree

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Pre-myeloma, MGUS and Fracture Risk-

Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significancer (MGUS) is a blood disorder, not cancer with a higher-risk of bone damage/fractures- While conventional oncology considers all forms of pre-Myeloma to

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Non-Toxic Smoldering Multiple Myeloma (SMM) Therapies

Watching and Waiting for Smoldering Multiple Myeloma (SMM) Patients is Easier Said Than Done- Pre-Myeloma is comprised of 3 diagnoses. MGUS and SMM are considered to be asymptomatic blood disorders. Though

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Wait for Pre-Myeloma to Progress or Try Non-Conventional Therapies?

Now we have to wonder how long the lesion (pre-myeloma) will sit there. We can’t pretend they’re not there, but we don’t know what they mean. A single plasmacytoma (SBP), monoclonal gammopathy of

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Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS) Survivor Story- Mary Slocum

As you will read in Mary’s account, MGUS, a pre-myeloma stage, was not well-understood by oncology. Mary’s journey, in her own words, is written below. Mary Slocum was one of the first e-patients

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