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Category Archives for Pre-Myeloma

Treatment vs. Watchful Waiting-Smoldering Multiple Myeloma

“Trials of lenalidomide (revlimid) in a less intensive approach has shown promise in delaying disease progression and should be investigated further in clinical trials.” You’ve been diagnosed

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Single Plasmacytoma, MGUS, SMM Demystified

Plasmacytoma, MGUS and SMM Defined- Symptoms, Causes, Diagnostics- Hi. My name is David Emerson. I am a the Director of PeopleBeatingCancer, long-term Multiple Myeloma survivor and Multiple Myeloma cancer

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Predicting Overall Survival of Solitary Bone Plasmacytoma

“The multivariable regression analysis was performed to obtain the significant prognosis that was used to establish the nomogram for 3-, 5-, and 10-year OS.” I was diagnosed with a single bone

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Chemotherapy for Smoldering Multiple Myeloma???

“Nonhematologic grade 3 adverse events occurred in 21 patients (38.9%) and included thromboembolism, rash, and lung infection, with no grade 4 events.” Yes, chemotherapy can slow the progression

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MGUS Dx- Cure vs. Control?

MGUS patients are more likely to develop more severe PN during treatment with certain drugs used to treat MM (e.g. bortezomib and thalidomide) Hi David- I was diagnosed with Monoclonal Gammopathy

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Smoldering Multiple Myeloma (SMM) – Chemo now, later?

“New studies (pre-habilitation) suggest that a multimodal approach that incorporates both physical and psychological prehabilitation interventions may be more effective than a unimodal approach that

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Pre- Myeloma? Stage 1 Multiple Myeloma? Cure vs. Control

Should we treat patients with myeloma with multidrug, multitransplant combinations with the goal of potentially curing a subset of patients, recognizing that the risk of adverse events and effect on quality

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Risk of Progression for Smoldering Multiple Myeloma is Reduced…at what cost?

“Lenalidomide (Revlimid) induced a 72% reduction in the risk of progression to symptomatic disease in patients with smoldering multiple myeloma at 3 years” The challenge with pre-myeloma, Monoclonal

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Rheumatologic Disease Inc. Risk of MGUS to Multiple Myeloma

“Patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) have twice the risk of developing multiple myeloma (MM) if they have non-antibody (Ab)-mediated rheumatic diseases (RDs)…” Rheumatic

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MGUS, Myeloma AL Amyloidosis- Conventional, Non-Conventional

“Bortezomib with dexamethasone as first-line treatment for AL amyloidosis with renal involvement…in multiple myeloma or MGUS patients?” You’ve been diagnosed with multiple myeloma

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