Rare Diseases You've Never Heard Of
In an effort to help raise awareness about rare diseases, here is an introduction to several rare conditions you might not know existed.
Celebrities Affected by Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that affects the body’s plasma cells, a type of blood cell that is responsible for making antibodies that help protect from sickness. Here’s a list of celebrities who’ve been affected by this form of cancer.
Revlimid and Risk of New Cancers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public of an increased risk of second primary malignancies (new types of cancer) in patients with newly-diagnosed multiple myeloma who received Revlimid ( lenalidomide ).
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying the public that two additional cases of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy ( PML ), a rare but serious brain infection that can result in death, have been reported with the lymphoma drug Adcetris ( brentuximab vedotin ).
Certain Vaccines May Help Guard Against Childhood Cancer
Children vaccinated against hepatitis B might be at a lower risk of developing leukemia, according to a new study.
FDA Warning: Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma ( ALCL ), a very rare type of cancer.