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What is monoclonal gammopathy about?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Please read below: According to mayo clinic.Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (mgus) is a common precancerous condition affecting people 50 years of age and older. It was first described by mayo clinic researchers in 1978 and is characterized by the presence of an abnormal protein in the blood called a (monoclonal) protein. Has(1 percent each year) of progressing to a blood cancer muliple myloma.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
MonoclonalGammopathy: Is paraproteinemia associated with multiple myeloma. The most important fact that it is not cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
A tumor type: There are various grades of monoclonal gammopathy. The three types, in increasing order of malignancy are monoclonal gammapathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), smoldering myeloma and the last one, which is a cancer, multiple myeloma.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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What can cause monoclonal gammopathy?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Mayo Clinic say: Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell. They are found in your bone marrow. Plasma cells produce some of the antibodies that help your body fight infection. Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance occurs when plasma cells in your bone marrow produce an abnormal protein called monoclonal protein (m protein).

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