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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

Dr. Amindra Arora
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Plasmacytoma (Definition)

There are cells in the bodies immune system that are known as B cells and otherwise known as plasmacytes. They produce antibodies that help fight infection. Cancers can develop in which B cells grow and reproduce without control. When these plasmacytes form a single tumor, it is called a plasmacytoma. When the cells form multiple lesion throughout the body the ...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 is the definition or description of: Plasmacytoma?

B cell neoplasm: There are cells in the bodies immune system that are known as B cells and otherwise known as plasmacytes. They produce antibodies that help fight infection. Cancers can develop in which B cells grow and reproduce without control. When these plasmacytes form a single tumor, it is called a plasmacytoma. When the cells form multiple lesion throughout the body the term is multiple myeloma. ...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

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My mom has plasmacytoma in the right left(upper tibia). Could this be multiple myaloma?

They are related: Plasmacytoma is a localized form of multiple myeloma. When we look and search deeply, many such patients already have some evidence of systemic disease(Multiple myeloma). But some cases are truly localized to one spot in which case they can be cured with local Radiotherapy(and may be bale to avoid taking chemotherapy, which is standard treatment for disseminated disease. ...Read more

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My mom has plasmacytoma in the right and left upper tibia. Could it be multiple myaloma?

Plasmacytoma: Having 2 plasmacytomas in long bones is considered as one of the major criteria for myeloma. She needs complete staging workup which might have been done already and should include cbc, chemistry panel, immunoglobulin levels. Spep, ife. 24 hour urine for protein, serum light chain assay, beta 2 micro globulin and a bone marrow biopsy aspirate and biopsy with cytogenetic a and fish panel. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom has plasmacytoma in the right left(upper tibia).can it be multiple myaloma?

Yes: A complete work up should be done to evaluate if there are cancer cells outside of the tibia (blood tests, urine tests, bone marrow biopsy, skeletal survey) as she may have multiple myeloma. This is an important distinction because treatment recommendations change. Often treatment decisions are made by the surgeon, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist together. ...Read more

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How bad is having plasmacytoma in the lungs and can it be linked to agent orange exposure?

Please check with: your local VAMC. Reviewing the literature there have been service connections awarded in at least some cases for plasmacytoma. Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, > ...Read more

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How much effective a cow urine therapy (ayurvedic treatment) in the case of plasmacytoma ?

How much effective a cow urine therapy (ayurvedic treatment) in the case of plasmacytoma ?

Along with chemo: Ayurvedic treatments include several other measures to purify body eliminate 'dosham' the bad sap out of body for the cure., not just drinking cow's urine. First to continue the chemotherapy with the oncologist , then you want to supplement it is ok. ...Read more

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My father is 65, has been diagnosed with plasmacytoma in L4 of his vertebral column through an mri. Other finding is osteoporosis. How risky is it?

It is a cancer: Plasmacytoma is a localized form of myeloma a cancer of the plasma cells. Most such patients ultimately develop generalized myeloma. But not all of them . There is fairly long survival possibilities with this condition when treated by an expert hematologist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom has plasmacytoma in upper tibia.we tested serum protin electrophoresis,bence-jones protine,cacium,esr.?

What do you suggest if my mom has plasmacytoma in upper tibia.we tested serum protin electrophoresis,bence-jones protine,cacium,esr.?

Seek Oncologist to t: She needs to be treated by an Oncologist. Treatment may be carried out with radiotherapy(if there is no other abnormality away from Tibia) or Chemotherapy if she has any indications of Myeloma cells outside the Tibia lesion. This is a critical decision to be made only by a specialist (Hematologist or Oncologist) ...Read more

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What criteria are used to determine if something is "malignant"?

What criteria are used to determine if something is "malignant"?

Biopsy: All tissue needs a microscopic evaluation to fully diagnose malignancy. ...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