Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma,Multiple Myeloma symptoms, Multiple Myeloma diagnosis, Multiple Myeloma treatment

What is Multiple Myeloma?

Multiple myeloma is a hematologic malignancy that originates from plasma cells, a type of white blood cell produced in the bone marrow. Normal plasma cells are responsible for producing antibodies against infection, while cancerous plasma cells—myeloma cells—proliferate in the bone marrow, causing the patient to be unable to live a normal life and suffer from symptoms such as anemia, bone pain, fractures, decreased immunity, and hypercalcemia. symptoms, proteinuria, and renal insufficiency. The incidence of multiple myeloma is about 2 in 100,000, and it is considered the second most common malignant tumor of the blood. It commonly occurs in middle-aged and elderly people, with a high incidence in the 50-65 age group. In recent years, the age of onset has tended to be earlier. The incidence rate of men is more than that of women, with a male to female ratio of 1.6:1. With the increase of age, the incidence of multiple myeloma will also increase, which has constituted more and more serious harm to people's life and quality of life.

So can middle and late-staged multiple myeloma be treated? Minimally invasive techniques with less side effects and less trauma can help multiple myeloma patients avoid surgical resection, avoid suffering from traditional radiotherapy and chemotherapy, effectively prolong survival and improve quality of life.

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Multiple Myeloma Traditional Treatment Methods

  • Surgical treatmentSurgery to remove cancerous tissue and clean cervical lymph nodes that may have metastasis.

  • Radiation TherapyRadiation therapy for follicular adenocarcinoma.

  • chemotherapyOften used as palliative therapy for inoperable or distantly metastatic advanced cancer.

  • Chinese treatmentTraditional Chinese medicine therapy can inhibit the development of cancer, improve the immune function of patients with thyroid cancer, and reduce the toxic and side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Multiple Myeloma Treatment Technology
Combined Knife
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Interventional Therapy
Interventional Therapy
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Nanoknife Technology
Nanoknife is a brand-new cutting-edge ablation technology for tumor treatment. It breaks the membrane of tumor cells with high volt
Particle Knife
Particle knife (also called 125I Seed Implants) is applied to a variety of primary and metastatic tumors nowadays. 125I seeds are s
Cryotherapy, also named cryosurgery therapy or cryoablation, is a medical technique both ancient and modern.
Drug-eluting bead transcatheter arterial chemoembolization
Drug-eluting beads transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) is an interventional therapy used in tumor treatment. It is
Radiofrequency Ablation
Radiofrequency ablation, sometimes referred to as RFA, is a minimally invasive treatment for cancer. It is an image-guided techniqu
Multiple Myeloma Patients' Story
They come from different countries around the world, but they have experienced the same experience and endured the pain that cancer has brought to them. However, now, with the effective treatment and meticulous care of St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, they have rekindled their confidence in life and become anti-cancer fighters. Here, they share their anti-cancer experience, love and warmth with everyone.
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Minimally Interventional Therapy + Particle Implantation Therapy, Successful eye preservation for over 6 years now*parotid gland cancer
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(Personal interview with Ms. Chen) On November 15, 2023, St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzho...

Minimally Invasive Treatment Helps My Mother with Gastric Cancer Regain Her Life*Gastric cancer
MalaysiaMore than 1 year

"Regarding treatment matters, the local Malay doctors will not talk to us a lot and they come and go ...

ONG CHOON MOY: Interventional Therapy and Cryotherapy, Ignite the Light of Hope for Lung Cancer PatientLung Cancer
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ONG CHOON MOY, comes from Malaysia, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2014, with metastasis to the pl...

VOO CHEW WAH: Interventional Therapy helps me overcome Stage IV Nasopharyngeal CancerNasopharyngeal cancer
MalaysiaSurvive for more than 8 years

VOO CHEW WAH, comes from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a stage 4 nasopharyngeal cancer patient. After ta...

80% of nasopharyngeal tumor disappeared after one session of interventional therapy*Nasopharyngeal Cancer
MalaysiaSurvive for more than 7 years

NG MAN HONG, from Malaysia, is diagnosed as nasopharyngeal cancer patient. After one session of inter...

Minimally invasive treatment saved life and tonguetongue cancer
MalaysiaSurvive for more than 7 years

Malaysian patient LOH JUI TONG suffered from tongue cancer in 2015. He arrived at MCHG in July 2016. ...

Minimally Invasive Therapy Defeated Breast Cancer of Stage IVBreast Cancer
Miss Chen
MalaysiaSurvive for more than 9 years

Due to the fear of surgery and chemoradiotherapy, Miss Chen, breast cancer stage IV patient from Mala...

Patient with 5-year Liver Cancer Felt The Beauty of Life  Again Given by St.Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou*Liver cancer
Mr. Xie
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"I am the first Southeast Asian who came to the hospital for treatment after the Covid-19 pandemic" s...

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Malaysiamore than 5 years

"A few days after the particle implantation, the tumor on my right cheek was significantly reduced in...

Minimally Invasive Therapy Benefit A Malaysian Gallbladder Cancer Patient in His SeventiesGallbladder Cancer
MalaysiaSurvive for more than 5 years

ONG LEE SING, 72 years comes from Malaysia. He was diagnosed with well-differentiated adenocarcinoma ...

Song Shijun
Song Shijun
Chief Expert of Oncology Department | Chief physician

Specialty:Song Shijun, professor, chief physician, CPC member, has been engaged in clinical...


Peng Xiaochi
Peng Xiaochi
Director of Oncology Department | Chief Physician

Specialty:Peng Xiaochi, M.D., Ph.D. graduate in Canada, is a member of the Chinese Medica...


Dai Wenyan
Dai Wenyan
Director of Oncology Department of Oncology, Director of Breast Cancer Center | Associate Chief Physician

Specialty:She specializes in various minimally invasive treatments for tumors, especially c...


Ma Xiaoying
Ma Xiaoying
Director of Oncology Department | Associate Chief Physician

Specialty: Ma Xiaoying, more than 20 years experience of clinical work in oncology, and i...


 Lin Jing
Lin Jing
Deputy Director, International Oncology Ward |  Attending Physician

Specialty:Dr. Lin Jing has been engaged in clinical work in oncology for nearly 20 years an...


Wu Qingkai
Wu Qingkai
Chief doctor | Attending Doctor

Specialty:With cancer clinical experience for more than 30 years, Dr. Wu Qingkai has rich m...


Zhen Yanli
Zhen Yanli
Director of Radiology Department | Associate Chief Physician

Specialty:Dr. Zhen Yanli has been engaging in the work of surgical treatment, medical imagi...


Yin Pingshan
Yin Pingshan
Distinguished expert of TCM Oncology | Chief Physician

Specialty:| Introduction Engaged in clinical work in Traditional Chinese Medicine Internal ...


Zhao Yifan
Zhao Yifan
Oncology Resident | Physician-in-Charge

Specialty:Skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of common solid tumors, speci...


Qin Yubing
Qin Yubing
Attending physician ,Oncology Department | Attending physician

Specialty:Many years of clinical work in oncology ,Master of Medicine Degree. specializes i...


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Multiple Myeloma Symptoms

What are the symptoms of multiple myeloma?

Misdiagnosis rate of multiple myeloma reaches up to 40% to 50%, so the following are symptoms caused misdiagnosis:

Infection: patients are prone to develop respiratory tract infection or urinary tract infections. In advanced stage, infection is one of the main causes of death.

Anemia: it can be caused because the normal function of bone marrow in patients with multiple myeloma is restrained.

Skeletal symptoms: bone pain, local mass, fracture and even paraplegia, etc.

Hypercalcemia vomiting, weakness, confusion of consciousness, polyuria or constipation, etc can appear.

Blood hyperviscosity: dizziness, blurred vision, tinnitus, and sudden occurrence of consciousness disturbance, numbness of the fingers, etc can be caused.

Renal inadequacy: patients are often accompanied by renal inadequacy when being diagnosed.

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Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis

What are the diagnostic methods of multiple myeloma?

Based on clinical findings, nearly two thirds of patients have been in advanced stage at the first time of diagnosis and many patients had been misdiagnosed before due to going to the inappropriate departments. Experts from Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou remind you that when those symptoms such as bone pain, anemia, renal inadequacy, repeated infections appear, you should go to the department of hematology for check, thus early detection can effectively control the further development of your condition.

Patients who are highly suspected of multiple myeloma should timely carry out examinations such as tests of immunoglobulin and Bene Jones protein (BJP), X-ray and bone marrow examination. Multiple sites of X-ray examination can do a significant help on diagnosis, through which, destruction area of multiple circular bones in different size (especially the skull, ribs, vertebrae, and pelvis) can be found. When necessary, MRI, CT can be done. MRI examination can help to judge whether there is spinal cord compression; CT examination is conducive to display extramedullary lesions. Sometimes, a wide range of osteoporosis can be the only one X-ray finding for myeloma. In addition, confirmation of diagnosing multiple myeloma needs multiple sits of puncture or bone marrow biopsy.

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