Bishop Allan Kiuna has testified that he is fully recovered after he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
“Last year around this time, I was going through a healing process after having undergone chemotherapy as I fought with Multiple Myloma,” Kiuna wrote on Facebook.
This is a type of cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. Plasma cells help you fight infections by making antibodies that recognize and attack germs.
Multiple myeloma causes cancer cells to accumulate in the bone marrow, where they crowd out healthy blood cells. Rather than produce helpful antibodies, the cancer cells produce abnormal proteins that can cause complications.
In a Facebook post, Kiuna explained,
“I can testify that I am totally healed, totally whole, totally restored, I have seen the healing power of God. And I pray for whoever is going through any health issue, I pray for strength in your heart and body, I pray for comfort, for peace and great health. May the God of heaven change your story and give you a miracle.”
Here are details about multiple myeloma from the Mayo Clinic.
Signs and symptoms of multiple myeloma can vary and, early in the disease, there may be none.
When signs and symptoms do occur, they can include:
- Bone pain, especially in your spine or chest
- Loss of appetite
- Mental fogginess or confusion
- Frequent infections
- Weight loss
- Weakness or numbness in your legs
- Excessive thirst
- When to see a doctor
- Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any persistent signs and symptoms that worry you.
Factors that may increase your risk of multiple myeloma include:
Increasing age. Your risk of multiple myeloma increases as you age, with most people diagnosed in their mid-60s.
Male sex. Men are more likely to develop the disease than are women.
Black race. Black people are about twice as likely to develop multiple myeloma as are white people.
Family history of multiple myeloma. If a brother, sister or parent has multiple myeloma, you have an increased risk of the disease.