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Doctor insights on: Malignant Plasmacytoma

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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

Malignant (Definition)

The term malignant can be used in several medical contexts, but is primarily used to describe cancers. More dangerous and disorderly than the benign growth of cells, malignant cells have developed genetic changes that can allow it to invade other tissues in an unregulated way. These tumors can later spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body and ...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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What is solitary plasmacytoma?

... in single spot..: Please review the article in https://www.verywell.com/multiple-myeloma-2860823; thereby you will gain the ideas what it is. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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

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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

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