Monday, September 10, 2012
The Day That Changed My Life - Living With Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer where the plasma cells, in the bone marrow multiplies uncontrollably. The cells may cause damage to the bone, causing bone pain. As a result, myeloma may also cause anemia, damage to the organs in the body, problems with bruising/bleeding and infections.
When one is diagnosed with Multiple myeloma, it instantly creates a fear of death. However, although it is considered to be incurable - it is treatable. During the last few years, more treatments have become available that helps to prolong the lives of those diagnosed with the disease to live longer, healthier lives.
While each journey is unique, we all share a common theme cancer changes our lives forever.