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What are some good concrete metrics in defining remission for waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia - in terms of bone marrow analysis and IgM level?
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 50%, 90%, 100%
Con?rmation of response in wm has been adopted from response criteria for multiple myeloma.
See http://www.Iwmf.Com/docs/ghobrial_clincial_trials.Pdf especially see tables xi, xii. The treatment of wm is aimed at control of symptomatic disease. Risk/benefits of various therapies are highly individualized based on patient and disease characteristics.

In brief: 50%, 90%, 100%
Con?rmation of response in wm has been adopted from response criteria for multiple myeloma.
See http://www.Iwmf.Com/docs/ghobrial_clincial_trials.Pdf especially see tables xi, xii. The treatment of wm is aimed at control of symptomatic disease. Risk/benefits of various therapies are highly individualized based on patient and disease characteristics.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Jacob Bitran
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: CBC and IgN
The best parameters are the CBC which should be normal and the IgM level.

In brief: CBC and IgN
The best parameters are the CBC which should be normal and the IgM level.
Dr. Jacob Bitran
Dr. Jacob Bitran
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
In brief: A good Oncologist
I would imagine when your bone marrow aspirate/study comes back "normal"; and your blood counts normalize that is a very, very good indicator of remission.
Of course; let the expert(hematologist/oncologist) make the final determination. And congratulations! if you are indeed in remission.

In brief: A good Oncologist
I would imagine when your bone marrow aspirate/study comes back "normal"; and your blood counts normalize that is a very, very good indicator of remission.
Of course; let the expert(hematologist/oncologist) make the final determination. And congratulations! if you are indeed in remission.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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