Does multiple myeloma run in families?

Does multiple myeloma run in families?

Family history Multiple myeloma seems to run in some families. Someone who has a sibling or parent with myeloma is more likely to get it than someone who does not have this family history. Still, most patients have no affected relatives, so this accounts for only a small number of cases.

What is the life expectancy of a person with multiple myeloma?

How long can a person live with multiple myeloma?

Revised international staging system Median survival
Stage I 62 months (5 years, 2 months)
Stage II 42 months (3.5 years)
Stage III 29 months (2 years, 5 months)

What are the final stages of myeloma?

Symptoms of Late-Stage Multiple Myeloma

  • Being sick to your stomach.
  • Bone pain in your back or ribs.
  • Bruising or bleeding easily.
  • Feeling very tired.
  • Fevers.
  • Frequent infections that are hard to treat.
  • Losing a lot of weight.
  • Not feeling like eating.

What kind of myeloma does my dad have?

My 90 year old dad has multiple myeloma. He has had 2 kyphoplasty surgeries for broken leg. Rehab helped with all this, plus home health. He is now what I call in remission. He can go to doctor visits and walk on his walker. He has had myeloma over 5 years.

When was my husband diagnosed with multiple myeloma?

My best friend’s sister who is 12 has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and she has been given 5 years. My husband was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2011 and received his first stem cell transplant. He was in remission for 2 short years. When it came back he developed spinal cord tumors causing permanent damage.

What kind of cancer does my husband have?

My husband has had multiple myeloma for ten years. He has tumors down his spine, and now cancers are coming out all over his body that need to be cut out nearly every week. He has had two stem cell transplants and neither worked. He is currently one Revlimid, and dexamethasone plus heavy drugs for the pain which is awful.

When did my husband have a stem cell transplant?

After numerous tests, x-ray and MRI, he had bone marrow biopsy and we had his diagnosis. We struggled through chemotherapy for 6 months including pneumonia. He had a stem cell transplant in 2012, and his remission lasted 1.5 years. He has had a terrible 10 months.