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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Light chains: Light chains (kappa and lambda) are a part of the immunoglobulin molecues the body makes. A given plasma cell only makes one type of light chain, most ... Read More

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Marrow biopsy: Multiple myeloma can only be definitively diagnosed with a bone marrow biopsy.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It can: Yes, it can . It will depend on how much is the quantity of the monoclonal proteine, how many plasma cells on the bone marrow and ultimately whether o ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Unusal: Patients under 30 yrs contribute only 0.3% of all myeloma patients.Presenting clinical and laboratory features are similar to those observed in older ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Myeloma is monoclonal. I trust you do not have urinary light chains. Most polyclonal stuff means nothing. If you are symptomatic, look for another cau ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Second opinion: You live in NYC. I don't know where you went but there are great oncologists in the City. Take your lab data with you and go to MSKCC or Columbia or C ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
see details: This is a preliminary step. You will ultimately need a bone marrow and possible biopsy of a node. Other diagnostic considerations include waldenstrom' ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
False positive rate: There is 30% or so false positive rate of kappa/lambda ratio in people without MGUS, myeloma or other disorders. For good health - Have a diet rich i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: It is also associated with B cell lymphoma, amyloidosis, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, mycobacterium infection, superficial thro ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nothing: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More

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