Susan Smith Susan (Kirin) Smith

First post: May 11, 2019 Latest post: Dec 5, 2019

In January 2019 Susan was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer that affects plasma cells. In multiple myeloma, malignant plasma cells accumulate in the bone marrow (the soft, spongy tissue at the center of your bones), crowding out the normal plasma cells that help fight infection. These malignant plasma cells then produce an abnormal antibody called M protein, which offers no benefit to the body and may cause tumors, kidney damage, bone destruction, and impaired immune function.

The treatment plan is 4-6 cycles of Chemotherapy using 3 different drugs, followed by high-dose chemotherapy and an autologous stem cell transplant.

There is no cure for Multiple Myeloma. But, we are praying for a deep and lasting remission!

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