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Feb 15, 2019
In May 2018 Billie was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma which is a type of blood cancer that causes plasma cells to accumulate in the bone marrow, crowding out the normal plasma cells which help fight infection. These malignant plasma cells produce an abnormal antibody which may cause tumors, kidney damage, bone destruction, and impaired immune function. The good news is that in the last decade it has become a highly manageable disease with many new treatment options. In coming month more details will emerge on the specific treatment plan for Billie.