Chemo for Multiple Myeloma: Stroke!
Dear Dr Chris,
My name is (also) Chris, and I’m from Kuala Lumpur. I’m writing to you with regards to my dad, who was recently diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis in August 2013. He was receiving treatment from University Malaya Medical Centre and started his chemo treatment in November 2013. However he suffered a stroke on 23rd December 2013 and that has complicated things further. Since then, he has been in and out of UMMC and Tung Shin hospital (for stroke treatment).At the moment, the doctors at UMMC said that he is not strong enough to undergo chemo treatment and is monitoring him for low blood pressure (due to Amyloidosis) and swelling in his legs.I would like to seek your advice on what to do next. Whatever regime that my dad is on at the moment is not improving his health. His BP this morning was 82/55.Regards,
Reply: Well…we know that chemo or herbs cannot cure MM … I really don’t know what I can do …. esp, having gone through all those chemo… don’t expect much from us..we don’t have any magic bullet. Chris