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Suffering From Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma. Taking Chemotherapy. Is There Any Ayurvedic Treatment?

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Posted on Fri, 17 May 2013
Question: my mother is suffering from multiple myeloma and in 3rd stage, she is taking chemotherapy, is there any ayurvedic traetment which she can take along chemotherapy.
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Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri (1 hour later)
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Multiple Myeloma is a malignancy arising from the neoplastic proliferation of plasma cells.
The treatment of the disease is to prevent the further proliferation of the malignant plasma cells and to prevent the end organ damage.

End organ damage is the effect of immunoglobulins produced by uncontrolled proliferation of plasma cells.
Chemotherapy halts the proliferation of plasma cells.

The treatment of choice is bone marrow transplant.
Bone marrow transplant will replace the diseased marrow by marrow from healthy donor.
This is the mode of treatment followed all over the world with good results.
Since, you are in India, there are some good BMT centers eg CMC Vellore, CMC Ludhiana, etc.

If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer.
Dr Shailja P Wahal

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Suffering From Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma. Taking Chemotherapy. Is There Any Ayurvedic Treatment?

Hello,

Thanks for posting your query on XXXXXXX

Multiple Myeloma is a malignancy arising from the neoplastic proliferation of plasma cells.
The treatment of the disease is to prevent the further proliferation of the malignant plasma cells and to prevent the end organ damage.

End organ damage is the effect of immunoglobulins produced by uncontrolled proliferation of plasma cells.
Chemotherapy halts the proliferation of plasma cells.

The treatment of choice is bone marrow transplant.
Bone marrow transplant will replace the diseased marrow by marrow from healthy donor.
This is the mode of treatment followed all over the world with good results.
Since, you are in India, there are some good BMT centers eg CMC Vellore, CMC Ludhiana, etc.

If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer.
Dr Shailja P Wahal