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Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like multiple myeloma? What tests are needed?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Yes, absolutely .
Molecular analysis with different methods are done to find some specific molecular markers/genes abnormality- this can be obtained from bone marrow and peripheral blood. This helps us in prognostication as well as in selecting medication.

In brief: Absolutely

Yes, absolutely .
Molecular analysis with different methods are done to find some specific molecular markers/genes abnormality- this can be obtained from bone marrow and peripheral blood. This helps us in prognostication as well as in selecting medication.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Personalized not new

Medicine has always been personalized.
We have personalized based on age, disease, co-morbidities (other medical problems), preferences, etc. We can now personalize more with molecular tests and a larger quiver of therapeutic arrows. Many tests are needed for myeloma (mm) which may include: bone marrow biopsy, blood tests (spep, flc, b2m, cbc, cmp, etc), pet, mri, etc. Talk to your cancer doc.

In brief: Personalized not new

Medicine has always been personalized.
We have personalized based on age, disease, co-morbidities (other medical problems), preferences, etc. We can now personalize more with molecular tests and a larger quiver of therapeutic arrows. Many tests are needed for myeloma (mm) which may include: bone marrow biopsy, blood tests (spep, flc, b2m, cbc, cmp, etc), pet, mri, etc. Talk to your cancer doc.
Dr. Michael Thompson
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