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Posted: Sunday, March 2, 2014 9:37 pm | Updated: 11:07 pm, Mon Mar 3, 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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