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A 49-year-old female asked:

How bad is multiple myeloma with 40% abnormal plasma cells in bone marrow?

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Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 57 years experience
Depends: The number of plasma cells is not the only determinant of prognosis. Are there bone lesions on x-ray? Is kidney function normal? Has there been a response to therapy? Many patients with 40% plasma cells at diagnosis can do well for years.
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Last updated Jan 15, 2020

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