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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can i treat a possible monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance at home?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Nope: You don't treat an mgus, it is a condition that can ultimately lead to multiple myeloma (risk is about 1% per year) but as of itself does not need therapy (assuming it was correctly diagnosed). You need to have labs checked at least 1 or 2 times a year so you should follow up with your doc indefinitely.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A monoclonal: Gammopathy is an elevation in a specific type of immune protein in the blood. The work-up includes tests of urine protein, bones and blood production. If no serious associated disease is found then the clinical finding is called mgus. The patient is followed over time to see if the gammopathy becomes "significant." some patients declare themselves later with multiple myemoma or lymphoma.
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