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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine 33 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
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 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
Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Myeloma Foundation: Check out the international myeloma foundation web site: <a href="<a href="http://myeloma.Org/main.Action" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://myel... Read More
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
LLS etc websites: www.lls.org, http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/myeloma, www.Themmrf.Org, http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/multiplemyeloma/index, http://myelomasoci... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 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
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
No M-spike MM: Non-secretory multiple myeloma is myeloma that is diagnosed by the presence of plasma cells in the bone marrow and crab symptoms -- hypercalcemia, ren... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Myeloma: Myeloma is cancer of the plasma cells.It is diagnosed through series of blood works, imaging like skeletal bone survey or MRI or pet scan, and a bone ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
Not really: There have been associations with certain dyes and herbicides but no strong associations other than exposure to high doses of radiation.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 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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