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How will my doctor know if I have multiple myeloma? 
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Labs, xrays
There are a series of blood and urine tests that will give the doctor a good idea if you have the disease.
These are usually followed by x-rays looking for tell-tale signs of myeloma and a bone marrow test which would identify the cancer cells themselves.

In brief: Labs, xrays
There are a series of blood and urine tests that will give the doctor a good idea if you have the disease.
These are usually followed by x-rays looking for tell-tale signs of myeloma and a bone marrow test which would identify the cancer cells themselves.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: BMB + labs
Myeloma can be suspected by "crab" symptoms including abnormalities found on x-rays or other imaging studies and laboratory studies.
A definitive diagnosis is usually dependent on a bone marrow biopsy.

In brief: BMB + labs
Myeloma can be suspected by "crab" symptoms including abnormalities found on x-rays or other imaging studies and laboratory studies.
A definitive diagnosis is usually dependent on a bone marrow biopsy.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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