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Diagnosed with multiple myeloma. High creatinine levels. Pain in the arms. Did chemotherapy. Advice?

my 83 year old mother was just diagnosed with stage 3 multiple Myeloma. They have started her on Kidney dialysis 2 weeks ago and within 12 hours of dialysis her creatin level is already back to 5.2. She is in having severe pain in her arms also. The have done 2 treatments of chemo shots and they made her so sick she could not eat for 3 days. I am confused and I do not know what to do. How long will she live if she stops everything but the kiney dialysis?
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Your grandmother is in advanced stage of myeloma.This type of treatment she require is called palliative care.This means using drugs to relieve any symptoms she might have, such as nausea or pain or infection etc.

The treatment is focused on quality rather than length of life .
Regarding amount of time it is measured in months but is very difficult to guess correctly.

Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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