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So what is mylenoma?

So what is mylenoma?

Posted by Cinderella59 on Jul 24, 2018 9:20 am

Lacey_adminCCS‍ Hi Lacey it’s been awhile. I just wanted to know what is this type of cancer?  Is it bone or a blood type cancer? 
My cousin apparently has it. I just found out about it recently she’s had it for 3 yrs now. She’s on chemo meds for the rest of her life. 

Thanks for your time. 
Cindy 
Be well. 

Re: So what is mylenoma?

Posted by Lacey_adminCCS on Jul 24, 2018 11:20 am

Cinderella59‍ 

Thanks for reaching out. Here is some info from Cancer.ca I hope it helps.
 

Multiple myeloma is a cancer that starts in plasma cells. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell that makes antibodies (also called immunoglobulins) to help the body fight infection.

Plasma cells are found mainly in the bone marrow but are also in some other tissues and organs. Bone marrow is the soft, spongy tissue inside most bones where different types of blood cells are made. Plasma cells in the bone marrow sometimes change and no longer grow or behave normally. These abnormal plasma cells begin to divide uncontrollably and make more abnormal plasma cells. These changes can lead to multiple myeloma (a cancer of the plasma cells) or a precancerous condition called monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). Precancerous means that the cells are not yet cancer but there is a higher chance these abnormal changes will become cancer. In some cases, MGUS can develop into multiple myeloma.

Multiple myeloma develops when there is a buildup of many abnormal plasma cells (called myeloma cells) in the bone marrow. This makes it hard for other blood cells in the bone marrow to develop and work normally. This can cause anemia and fatigue because there are fewer red blood cells. The buildup of myeloma cells can also upset the balance of certain minerals in the body. The myeloma cells make a substance that leads to bone damage and high levels of calcium in the blood. Myeloma cells also make abnormal proteins that can affect other organs such as the kidneys.

Myeloma cells can form tumours in bones (called plasmacytomas). If there is only one tumour in a bone, it is called a solitary plasmacytoma. When many plasmacytomas are found in the bones, the condition is called multiple myeloma. Plasmacytomas can also form outside of the bones. These tumours are called extramedullary plasmacytomas.



Read more: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/multiple-myeloma/multiple-myeloma/?region=on#ixzz5MBZgAF3u

How is your cousin doing? 

Lacey

Re: So what is mylenoma?

Posted by Cinderella59 on Aug 8, 2018 5:37 pm

Lacey thanks for your response.

My cousin is holding her own. She has to take chemo for the rest of her life as a pill. I think she goes or went for injections too. Her and her husband have kidney stones too I hear. I know that’s very painful. 

More recently my my brother in laws, sisters husband recently past from bone cancer. He had 4 months
to live. My sister recently saw him on Monday he looked like death. So sad. He was a caregiver for his wife he was abt 75 or so. I call her Aunt Mary. She had a stroke when she was 55 she’s now 65 or so. He was such an amazing person bc he was her caregiver and did the best he could. I don’t know how she’s going to get through this. Especially if her heart isn’t strong. She lost her Dad last June. 
So sad. 

My question for you is bone cancer the same as blood cancer?  Or is that called lymphoma?  

Thanks 
prayers to everyone you just don’t know how long we have here in this world.
So live it as if it was your last. I think this is my new motto.  

Be well. 
Cindy

Re: So what is mylenoma?

Posted by Brighty on Aug 8, 2018 5:44 pm

Cinderella59‍  I think lymphoma is a cancer that attacks the white blood cells but don't quote me on that one

Re: So what is mylenoma?

Posted by Elsie13 on Aug 8, 2018 9:05 pm

Cinderella59‍ I started reading an article about the lymphatic system. Down the left side of the page, different types of lymphoma are listed.  It's quite complex, I find, so maybe I'll read it another time. http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/non-hodgkin-lymphoma/non-hodgkin-lymphoma/the-lymphatic-system/?region=on
  Also, about bone cancer http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/bone/bone-cancer/?region=on
Then there's this about blood cancers:        http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Cancers/

Re: So what is mylenoma?

Posted by Cynthia Mac on Aug 9, 2018 9:37 am

Brighty‍ , I think you may be thinking of leukaemia- as I recall, that’s the one that goes after the white blood cells. (Or does it go after the red ones, making the white ones go up to dangerously high levels?)

Lymphoma attacks the lymph glands, which are located all over the body. The lymph system makes it easy for cancer to travel to other parts of the body, which is why I was so relieved when the surgeon told us “the lymph nodes are clear.”

I read a book once about a woman whose husband had multiple mylenoma, and as I recall it was a cancer of the blood.

Re: So what is mylenoma?

Posted by Lacey_adminCCS on Aug 9, 2018 10:14 am

Cinderella59‍ - I'm sorry to hear that your circle has been once again affected by cancer. I'm glad to hear your cousin is holding her own. I love your new motto.

Elsie13‍ has provided some helpful links.

You may find it helpful to call and speak to one of our Cancer Information Specialists who can tell you more you can reach them at 1-888-939-3333. They are my go to people for information.

Hope this helps! Stay in touch,
Lacey