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what are the tests for plasmacytoma?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Plasmacytoma is: A collection of monoclonal plasma cells, either in a bone or in soft tisues. Its biopsy or removal can be confirmed microscopically and immunohistocheically by a pathologst. While it may presage mutiple myeloma, a systemic disease, some remain localized and are treated with fractionated radiotherapy.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have plasmacytoma? My aunt wants to know.

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Plasma cell cancer: In our bone marrow and blood we have plasma cells (help make antibodies). These cells can proliferate and become cancerous, thus a plasmacytoma. If it is in one location doctors refer to this as a plasmacytoma. However if widespread involvement the disease is in the spectrum of multiple myeloma.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Plasmacytoma treatment?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Plasmacytoma: Treatment will depend on whether this is just one ( solitary ) or multiple, and where is the location ( bone ? Vs extramedullary?) in general- plasmacytoma is treated with local treatment i.E radiation therapy. Surgery can be done sometime if lesion is small. Bisphosphonates if it is located in the bone. Need to make sure this is not multiple myeloma. See your oncologist and discuss in detail.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the common symptoms of plasmacytoma?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Pain: Bone pain is the most common. Fatigue, fever, night sweats may also occur.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is solitary plasmacytoma?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Myeloma is a : Collection of malignant/monoclonal plasma cells, which make antibodies and live in the bone marrow. Multiple myeloma is disseminated causing lytic/holey bony problems. A solitary plasmacytoma may occur in soft tissue, or in a bone. Many if not most progress to multiple myeloma.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is plasmacytoma and how is it treated?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Bone tumor: A plasmacytoma is a tumor made up of plasma cells, cells that make antibodies, part of the immune system. If there is a localized plasmacytoma (in one place only), it is usually treated by radiation. However, most plasmacytomas are part of a more advanced cancer called multiple myeloma. You need an evaluation to tell the difference. Treatment is more extensive for myeloma.

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