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How old were you when you were diagnosed with smoldering multiple myeloma?

Poll ended at Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:19 pm

29 years old or younger
0
No votes
30 - 34 years old
0
No votes
35 - 39 years old
4
9%
40 - 44 years old
4
9%
45 - 49 years old
9
19%
50 - 54 years old
5
11%
55 - 59 years old
6
13%
60 - 64 years old
7
15%
65 - 69 years old
7
15%
70 - 74 years old
1
2%
75 - 79 years old
3
6%
80 years old or older
1
2%
 
Total votes : 47

Weekly Poll - Age At Diagnosis For Smoldering Myeloma - 2011

by Beacon Staff on Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:19 pm

This week's question is for all our readers who currently have, or were previously diagnosed with, smoldering multiple myeloma.

The question is: How old were you when you were diagnosed with smoldering myeloma?

A few clarifications:

First, this question is only for readers who either (a) currently have smoldering multiple myeloma, or (b) were diagnosed with smoldering multiple myeloma before their disease progressed to active multiple myeloma.

Second, if you are a caregiver or family member of someone who falls into either category (a) or (b) above, feel free to answer on their behalf

Third, we are interested in how old you were at that point in time when you received the definitive diagnosis that you have smoldering myeloma.

As always, feel free to post comments, thoughts, or feedback in the space below. They can be very useful and interesting to other readers.

Beacon Staff

Re: Weekly Poll - Age At Diagnosis For Smoldering Myeloma

by ritab on Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:12 pm

I was officially diagnosed as smoldering multiple myeloma in April, 2011, 6 weeks before my 71st birthday. Doctor had told me for a couple of years that I was anemic and didn't seem concerned until I had severe shortness of breath due to exertion of walking up a ramp to board a WA ferry. Finally had a SPEP test 2/8/2011 and sent to an Oncologist on 2/25/011. This was 24 hours before I was to leave for a 5 week holiday. Since I was not giving up my vacation and my HgB was down to 8.5, received 2 units of blood and left. When I returned in April I endured 2 BMB's (the first one was bungled and misdiagnosed) and plasma cells at 9 (the second Oncologist performed the BMB where the radiologist said there was a lot of cells). Since my HgB is still holding (almost a year now) at HgB 10.4, my m-spike holding at 1.4, and have no bone pain or infections, it's a wait and see every month with blood tests. Since I have continually been "stable" since diagnosed, will be changing to every 2/3 months for the blood tests. Am leaving WA again but this time for 9 weeks as I plan to do what I want until hell freezes over. multiple myeloma can wait as I have to many things I want to do while I still can...........Wish me luck.............................

ritab


Re: Weekly Poll - Age At Diagnosis For Smoldering Myeloma

by Art on Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:48 pm

40 Y.O.

Art
Name: Art
Who do you know with myeloma?: Self
When were you/they diagnosed?: 12/2011
Age at diagnosis: 40

Re: Weekly Poll - Age At Diagnosis For Smoldering Myeloma

by Art on Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:52 pm

Looks like the 40 somethings win this poll, Its Unfortunate that anyone has to win this poll actually. What is going on in our environment that is causing the age to be younger and younger?

Art
Name: Art
Who do you know with myeloma?: Self
When were you/they diagnosed?: 12/2011
Age at diagnosis: 40

Re: Weekly Poll - Age At Diagnosis For Smoldering Myeloma

by suzierose on Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:26 am

Great question Art.

I think another variable in terms of the survey age dominance is that 40plus age group is far more likely to use the internet and forums such as this vs those who would be 60 plus.

suzierose
Name: suzierose
When were you/they diagnosed?: 2 sept 2011

Re: Weekly Poll - Age At Diagnosis For Smoldering Myeloma

by Art on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:58 am

Great Point suzierose!

Art
Name: Art
Who do you know with myeloma?: Self
When were you/they diagnosed?: 12/2011
Age at diagnosis: 40


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