A Conversation on AL Amyloidosis with Dr. Raymond Comenzo, MD

Raymond Comenzo, MD, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Recorded on December 14, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Raymond Comenzo, a hematologist/oncologist at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, breaks down the biology of AL amyloidosis, how it affects organs throughout the body, and how it is being treated in the hospital today. AL amyloidosis is a rare disorder in which there is a buildup of an abnormal protein called amyloid. Amyloid is typically produced in the bone marrow, but can be deposited in any tissue or organ causing the organ not to function properly. It is often hard to diagnose because the signs and symptoms can be the same as those of more common diseases and it is important to diagnosis as early as possible so that further organ damage is prevented.
Raymond Comenzo, MD
John C. Davis Myeloma and Amyloid Program
Tufts Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

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