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Multiple Myleoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Multiple Myleoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Multiple myleoma, also called plasma cell myleoma, is a cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells. Plasma is a liquid used by the body’s immune system to make antibodies that kill invading microorganisms. But for a person with plasma cell myleoma, bone marrow can no longer produce normal blood. Instead, the plasma cells grow out [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and reduced bone strength, with increased risk of fractures. The term osteopenia means low bone mass, which is one aspect of osteoporosis. Osteopenia is often used to describe a mild form of osteoporosis because osteoporosis is diagnosed primarily by low bone density. Several [...]

September 20, 2011 More