Smoldering myeloma

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What is smoldering myeloma?

Smoldering myeloma is a slow-growing type of multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a bone marrow-based cancer that arises in plasma cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies).

Common symptoms reported by people with smoldering myeloma

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with smoldering myeloma

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BioCurcumin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
smoldering myeloma (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Decadron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
smoldering myeloma (1)

Data from patients with smoldering myeloma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with smoldering myeloma

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BioCurcumin)
Perceived effectiveness
for smoldering myeloma (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
smoldering myeloma (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Decadron)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
smoldering myeloma (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with smoldering myeloma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has smoldering myeloma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 1
30s 1
40s 19
50s 27
60s 43
70+ 32
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 3
70+ years 6

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 28
Female 97

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 41
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from smoldering myeloma patients who have completed their condition history
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