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Multiple Myeloma and Shingles

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0.56% of the posts that mention Multiple Myeloma also mention Shingles (172 posts)

Multiple Myeloma

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Multiple myeloma , also known as plasma cell myeloma or Kahler's disease (after Otto Kahler), is a cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell normally responsible for the production of antibody. Collections of abnormal cells accumulate in bones, where they cause bone lesion... Read more on Wikipedia

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(Herpes zoster)
Herpes zoster (or simply zoster), commonly known as shingles and also known as zona, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body, often in a stripe. The initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) cau... Read more on Wikipedia

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What patients are saying about Multiple Myeloma and Shingles

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smoldering myeloma and am on acyclovir to prevent shingles...
...myeloma and am on acyclovir to prevent shingles, but ...continuous problem. I realize I am lucky so far that I am only having that problem, but it is a worry that slowly I am progressing. I was...
my myeloma dx., I had the shingles on the left side of...
...shingles on the left side of my face really bad---went into the eye with corneal lesions, etc. When the sores cleared up, for a year, I was left with something called post herpetic neuralgia---pain...
myeloma diagnosis., I had the shingles on the left side of...
...shingles on the left side of my face really bad---went into the eye with corneal lesions, etc. When the sores cleared up, for a year, I was left with something called post herpetic neuralgia---pain...
is a problem for patients currently in treatment with chemo...
...that info. I had my quarterly appointment with my myeloma specialist and I ...months post ASCT. The shingles vaccine is a problem for patients currently in treatment with chemo because of the...
with an auto. But getting shingles with the first round of...
...myeloma specialist says that it is a million to one chance for GVHD with an auto. But getting shingles with the first round of Velcade was not common, and my myeloma specialist never saw...
now , she had the shingles and was told about the myeloma...
..., she had the shingles and was told about the myeloma all in the ...stopped taking Revlimid, but her doctor recently told her that her myeloma counts are rising ...when having the shingles it...
MM (not Velcade) and got shingles in February. The pain is...
...he always prescribes zelitrex for protection. Believe me, you do not want to get shingles if it can be avoided. I am receiving treatment for MM (not Velcade) and got shingles in February. The...
MM (not Velcade) and got shingles in February. The pain is...
...he always prescribes zelitrex for protection. Believe me, you do not want to get shingles if it can be avoided. I am receiving treatment for MM (not Velcade) and got shingles in February. The...
Husband started treatment for his multiple myeloma at the...
...with mono. Husband started treatment for his multiple myeloma at the beginning ...turned out to be shingles. She was started on valcyclovir [Valtrex] and prednisone immediately. Luckily,...
that you have had to endure shingles and the eye problem...
...outbreak? If about 50% of people with multiple myeloma do develop shingles, I'm puzzled as to why the oncologists do not prescribe it for all of their multiple myeloma patients. I'm sorry that yo...
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