Hello...my mom was diagnosed with "light chain myeloma" in October 2012. She had no symptoms of the myeloma. We found out she had it when she broke her femur and fell. At the emergency room, her creatinine and BUN were elevated. We had her transferred to a larger hospital in Pittsburgh because her break required surgery and we had to figure out why she was in renal failure. After she had surgery, the doctors did a bone marrow biopsy, which showed no plasma cells, a kidney biopsy, which showed light chains, full body x-rays, which showed lytic lesions on the femur, clavicle, and scalp, a biopsy of the lesion on her femur, which showed no plasma cells...she was started on Velcade and Dexamethasone. She just finished her first round of Velcade and we are waiting for the results of a 24 hour urine test to see if she is responding to the Velcade. We went to the Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh for another opinion and to see if she was a candidate for a stem cell transplant but because of her age she wasn't.