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Updesh's Story

Updesh was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM) in 2003

I am not sure if my story will be helpful for others but it is the one that gave me a will to set forth on the pilgrimage that I am on at this point.

I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in December of 2003. This was not my first encounter with cancer. I had thyroid cancer when I was 24 years old and just newly married. My thyroid was partially removed and the rest was irradiated with radioactive Iodine.

The second time the word cancer came into my life was after doing a routine PAP smear. There were some suspicious cells and I had a cone biopsy done. All was well though and I just keep going back for check ups.

This diagnosis came after about eight months of trying to find out what was causing my shifting bone pain...

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