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

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

Blood malignancy: Plasmacytoma is a solid malignant tumor caused by plasma cells (one type of white cells) coming from the bone marrow. It may affect the bone directly or soft tissue outside the bone. Blood testing, xray and bone marrow biopsy may be necessary to stage the disease and to be sure it's not affect other parts of bone marrow, if it does, it's called multiple myeloma with solid plasmacytoma. ...Read more

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Dr. Amindra Arora
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Plasmacytoma (Definition)

Plasmacytoma is a group of cancers where plasma cells have uncontrolled growth. Multiple Myeloma is ...Read more


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What are the tests for plasmacytoma?

What are the tests for plasmacytoma?

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. ...Read more

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Does anyone here have experience with plasmacytoma?

Yes: This is a localized tumor of the cells that cause myeloma. It most often occurs in bone. Usually it is treated with. Radiation. About 50% can develop myeloma. A full work up for myeloma should be done to be sure that this is a plasmacytoma. ...Read more

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What is solitary plasmacytoma?

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. ...Read more

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What is plasmacytoma and how is it treated?

What is plasmacytoma and how is it treated?

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. ...Read more

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How do I know if it is lymphoma or plasmacytoma?

Pathology: These diagnoses are made by the pathologist using the biopsy, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and cytogenetics. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between plasmacytoma and multiple myeloma? Is it basically the same thing or different conditions?

They are related: Localized Myeloma(one spot of tumor) is called a Plasmacytoma. Once the disease spreads to involve many parts of your bones(bone marrow exam shows it too) then it is called multiple myeloma. The treatments for the two entities may be different. Your oncologist should explain it to you, if you ask,. ...Read more

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How much time a person can live with plasmacytoma if there is no multiple myeloma?

Curable: More than half of those with plasmacyoma will progress to multiple myeloma. However, plasmacytoma can be cured with local treatment, and again not all plasmacytoma progresses to multiple myeloma. ...Read more