Woman brings awareness to little-known cancer
Jane Bober, left, and Arlene Preisendorf pose for a picture. Both battle multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, and are members of the Grand Island Multiple Myeloma Support Group. (Independent/Matt Dixon)
Posted: Sunday, March 2, 2014 9:37 pm
Updated: 11:07 pm, Mon Mar 3, 2014.
Posted on Mar 2, 2014
It started with back pain and extreme fatigue in the fall of 2008. Then came numerous infections.
Arlene Preisendorf, then an active 47-year-old working in a doctor’s office, thought she was just doing too much. She scaled back her activities. But her symptoms escalated, and in January 2009, she developed a blood clot in a vein between her spleen and liver. More tests revealed the cause — multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer.
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Sunday, March 2, 2014 9:37 pm.
Updated: 11:07 pm.