myeloma myeloma

Definition(s):

  • (n) a tumor of the bone marrow (usually malignant) composed of cells normally found in bone marrow

Usage(s):

  1. The average lifespan of a multiple-myeloma patient has been extended by three years, to seven.
  2. David Mejia is a 39-year-old former systems engineer in Colorado who was found to have multiple myeloma.
  3. Winston, who died Sunday at 62, after a seven-year bout with multiple myeloma, probably gave more kids more sleepless nights than anyone in Hollywood.

News

  1. 5K Raises $335,000 For Norwalk Cancer Research Group

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The Norwalk-based Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation received help from Stamford’s Bobby Valentine in raising $335,000 at its Race for Research: Tri-State 5K Walk/Run 5K at New Canaan High School. “It was an honor to meet the patients and ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Daily Norwalk

  2. Local group fighting for myeloma patients

    Wearing their myeloma wristbands, Shelly Garrett (left) and Jim Omel hold a photograph of Garrett's father, Glen Potter, who died from the disease.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

  3. Fighting for myeloma patients

    Wearing their myeloma wristbands, Shelly Garrett (left) and Jim Omel hold a photograph of Garrett's father, Glen Potter, who died from the disease.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

Quotes

  1. Delighted euphoric, but exhausted after the event Lisa said, "Yes, we rolled up in rickshaws and the crowd was hugely supportive. I wore my 'Myeloma' bracelet, which matched my gown. My gown was designed by NADA, a Toronto designer, and...
    on Sep 21, 2009 By: Lisa Ray Source: Oneindia

  2. In a letter on his personal blog, Andrew Baron said his father was diagnosed with "final stage multiple myeloma," an incurable blood cancer, and was told last week that he had only days to live.
    on Oct 15, 2008 By: Andrew Baron Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "My sister has been fighting breast cancer for a year and a half now, two years, and my mom is fighting multiple myeloma cancer, and it's really beating her down pretty fast," Perry said Monday when asked about Mickelson. "Hopefully what I've...
    on Jun 16, 2009 By: Kenny Perry Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

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