“Where’s Your Kilimanjaro?”: Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma Sets the Bar High

Bob Dickey has one question: “Where’s your Kilimanjaro?”  The multiple myeloma survivor and member of the original Team Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma posed that question in the documentary memorializing the 2016 climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.   The film, which was screened at the Association of Community Cancer Center’s (ACCC) 2016 National Oncology Conference in…

How and why does multiple myeloma damage bones?

According to medical journalist Laura Beil, “Malignant plasma cells affect the remodeling of bone, causing overproduction of the natural substances that dissolve bone.  When plasmacytomas (the scientific term for myeloma related tumors or lesions) form inside bones, the affected bones can develop soft spots or holes.  Although these lesions can affect any bone, pain appears…