From an interview withDr. James C. H. SmithMcLeod Oncology & Hematology Associates
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died recently from COVD-19. He had been fully vaccinated. Yet, as a patient with multiple myeloma, his immune system was already comprised.
Multiple myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer. It occurs when plasma cells in a person’s bone marrow react abnormally. It can even result in DNA changes in your bone marrow. Yet, it can be treated, says McLeod Oncologist Dr. James Smith.
Here are highlights from Dr. Smith’s remarks:Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell abnormality that is produced in the bone marrow. Symptoms related to that process include high calcium and problems with kidney function. Patients can also have abnormality of the bone or bone lesions. As a consequence of the disrupted bone marrow production process, we can also see anemia, a risk of infection and problems with platelet production. As a result, the patient has a low …