FAQ - Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
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Does anyone know anything about waldenströms macroglobulinemia?

My good friend was just diagnosed with this. I want to know more about the disease and how to treat it.

Swollen Lymph Nodes and Other Symptoms of WM

Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM) is a blood cancer that usually affects men over the age of 65. It is a rare disease: only five out of every 100,000 people over the age of fifty develop the disease. WM is an indolent cancer, meaning that the disease progresses slowly with few or no symptoms in the early stages of the illness.

A wide range of generalized symptoms may occur. These include:

bleeding gums
blurred vision
increased infection rates
nose bleeds
numbness in extremities
pain in fingers and toes when cold
partial, temporary paralysis
skin rashes
unexplained weight loss
weakness.  (+ info)

Does anyone know details about Waldonstrom's Macroglobulinemia?


This website has lots of good information about this specific cancer.  (+ info)

Does anyone there have Waldenstrom disease? Or family with it?

My husband has Waldenstrom and we would like to contact other sufferers especially in New Zealand

I can't help you, but this web site might be just what you are looking for. There's lots of info about Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (that's the official name), and links to a ton of other websites. I hope you find someone close to your home.

http://www.iwmf.com/index.htm  (+ info)

Heerfordt Waldenstrom syndrome?

The combination of anterior uveitis, parotitis and fever is called Heerfordt-Waldenstrom syndrome.  (+ info)

is Macroglobulinemia contagious?

No it is no contagious...it is a rare chronic cancer in which plasma cells multiply out of control.

See link below

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/macroglobulinemia/AN00536  (+ info)

Does anyone have any comments on this data concerning stem cell research? Embryonic benefits = NONE.?

Benefits of Stem Cells to Human Patients
Adult Stem Cells v. Embryonic Stem Cells
Download This List
Peer-Reviewed References (not a complete listing, sample references)
Adult Stem CellsCancers:

Brain Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Skin Cancer: Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Testicular Cancer
Tumors abdominal organs Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia
Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
Cancer of the lymph nodes: Angioimmunoblastic Lymphadenopathy
Multiple Myeloma
Breast Cancer
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Various Solid Tumors
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Ewing’s Sarcoma
Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
POEMS syndrome
Auto-Immune Diseases

Diabetes Type I (Juvenile)
Systemic Lupus
Sjogren’s Syndrome
Autoimmune Cytopenia

Are you trying to make a political statement?

I am very much against abortion. However, embryonic stem cell research is NOT abortion. Those embryos will NEVER become a human. They will be disposed of anyways.

Scientifically, embryonic stem cells are easier to work with in research than adult stem cells.

I am familar with many treatments with adult stem cells and, I am quite skeptical of most of your list. The true list oif approved treatments is very limited.

Stop the propaganda. Support the science!!!!  (+ info)

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