Plasmacytoma

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What is plasmacytoma?

Plasmacytoma is a rare type of solid tumor developing in the plasma cells. It can occur as either a solid bone plasmacytoma or extramedullary plasmacytoma. Patients with plasmacytoma are at risk for developing multiple myeloma. Treatment usually consists of radiation therapy with occasional surgery.

Common symptoms reported by people with plasmacytoma

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 plasmacytoma

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

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
Tried for
plasmacytoma (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
plasmacytoma (1)

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

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

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
for plasmacytoma (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constant tiredness decreased appetite 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
plasmacytoma (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
plasmacytoma (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 4
50s 7
60s 9
70+ 2
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 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 5
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5
Female 18

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 0

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