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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Bone marrow disease: Myeloma is a malignant disorder characterized by excessive growth of plasma cells. It can several complications: excess levels of calcium in the blood... Read More
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
IMWG MM Dx update: The International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has updated criteria for the diagnosis of multiple myeloma From Tweet: IMWG updated criteria for the d... Read More
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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Malignant blood : Disease of plasma cells that make proteins and antibodies. This is a disease that can cause bone issues, anemia, elevated calcium and kidney disease. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Only if fracture +: Not everybody who has myeloma will have fracture when diagnosed. Yes, myeloma will involve the bone and there would be increased risk for fracture- ho... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Electrophoresis and: Free serum light chain tests. Multiple myeloma is generally diagnosed by electrophoresis of serum, urine and free serum light chain test. X-rays of ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Tests: You would need to have blood works, a skeletal bone survey/ or MRI of the spine as indicated , and definitely a bone marrow biopsy to diagnose a mult... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
No: It occasionally occurs in families but this is quite rare. This always brings up the question if it is hereditary or more environmentally related.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Unknown/MGUS: The exact cause of multiple myeloma is not known. Myeloma is almost always (?Always) preceded by monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (m... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
ISS - Greipp et al.: International staging system -- the international staging system (iss) for myeloma was published by the intl myeloma working group in 2005: it is usef... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not known: Sun exposure is not related to myeloma and causative factors for this cancer have not been well elucidated.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Not really: Used to treat myeloma and very rarely (in high doses) associated with acute leukemia's.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Not generally...: Myeloma and other hematologic malignancies are not generally considered "hereditary"/familial, but some are. Risk in family members is around 2x risk ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
1% : 1% of all cancers. 2nd most common hematologic malignancy. A great nci snapshot link: http://www.Cancer.Gov/aboutnci/servingpeople/snapshots/myeloma.P... Read More
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