• Why is kidney damage often associated/a result of multiple myeloma?

    Asked by downbutnotout on Monday, March 11, 2013

    Why is kidney damage often associated/a result of multiple myeloma?

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    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
    • Gma's Avatar
      Gma

      I believe the kidney damage is a result of the large Bence Jones protein that shows up in the urine.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Debio's Avatar
      Debio

      There is a protein that builds up in the blood of myeloma patients. This is what is referred to as myeloma markers. The proteins clog the kidneys and cause them to shut down. That is what was happening to me when I was diagnosed.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Cat's Avatar
      Cat

      As the article tickling cancer sent you that is a LOW 20% have kidney damage. Everyone is differant. I my self have not had any kidney problems so far and don't plan on it lol

      almost 4 years ago

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