Pins & Needles

As the chemotherapy treatment progresses there are signs of some of the side effects becoming manifest. One of these is Peripheral Neuropathy. This term describes damage to the nerves in the hands, feet, arms and legs and is both a symptom of Myeloma and it's treatment with Valcade (Bortezomib) and other chemotherapy drugs such as [...]

Light Chains

Myeloma can be classified by according to the type of defective immunoglobin (paraprotein) produced by the myeloma cell. However, it is easier to classify it by it's genetic subtype. There are several different types of immunoglobin (aka antibodies). Each is 'Y' shaped and made of two identical Heavy Chains and two identical Light Chains There [...]