• Multiple Myeloma Claims Life of Geraldine Ferraro, 75

    March 27, 2011 3:47 am 2 comments

    Geraldine Ferraro, former congresswoman and candidate for vice-president of America, has lost her battle with multiple myeloma. Ferraro was 75.

    Multiple myeloma, also known as blood cancer, is a disease in which the body makes too many plasma cells. These abnormal plasma, or myeloma cells, then build up in the bone marrow and cause multiple tumors to form within the bone of the body.
    Former congresswoman and vice presidential candidate, Geraldine Ferraro, lost her battle with the blood cancer multiple myeloma at age 75.

    Emory Healthcare in Atlanta describes multiple myeloma as a disease in which the body makes too many plasma cells. In multiple myeloma, abnormal plasma cells (myeloma cells) build up in the bone marrow, forming tumors in many bones of the body.

    There is no current cure for multiple myeloma.

    Ferraro was a great woman and peace to her family and friends during this time.

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    Karen Gray Karen Gray is a student of journalism at LMU and international events columnist for the CW.

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