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How Do You Differentiate Between Lymphoma And Myeloma
Kahler disease is also known as Multiple myeloma. I had not heard of "kahler's disease" until seeing multiple questions on healthtap. It is multiple myeloma (mm). "multiple" is from the often seen "multiple" bone lesions (especially in advanced disease). Mm is a cancer of plasma cells [highly specialized b white blood cells (lymphocytes)] that produce antibodies. Sx are crab: hypercalcemia, renal insufficency, anemia, ...Read more
Plasma cell cancer: Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells (pcs). Pcs are the specialized b lymphocytes that produce antibodies. When there is a cancer or one (mono-) clone (= monoclonal, m) pc population they can product m-proteins. Symptoms include crab - hypercalcemia, renal (kidney) insufficiency, anemia, bone disease; also infection and pain. More: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/multiple-myeloma. ...Read more
Yes - RR 2.0 to 4.0: Relative risk (rr) incr mgus 2.8, myeloma 2.9, lpl/wm 4.0, cll 2.0. From landgren et al. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19182202 the myeloma cytogenetics are reviewed in greenberg et al. May 2013 -- http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23647020. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The dr. Said i had polycolonial gammapathy. I'm 26 with pots and possible autoimmune w/ ANA 1:160 & ESR 29. She said she's sending me to an oncologist which has me really scared! why? Lymphoma? Multiple myleloma? Leukemia?
Paraprotein: Waldenstrom's looks like a low-grade lymphoma rather unusual plasma cells, and produces IgM pentamer molecules instead of IgG or IgA monomers or free light chains. It tends to occupy lymph nodes rather than marrow. Hyperviscosity of the blood is likely to be the most troublesome feature. ...Read more
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
Is there a potential link between an elevated d-dimer level and a diagnosis of multiple myeloma? Note: I have an oncologist, just doing some extra research.
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