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Tests for Multiple Myeloma

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A protein urine test is used to measure the amount of protein in urine. Normally, healthy individuals do not have protein in their urine. However, when the kidneys ...  More
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Serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP) is a laboratory technique that is used to determine the levels of some types of proteins in a blood sample. Serum is the liquid...  More
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Bone Marrow Examination
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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The total protein test measures the total amount of two kinds of protein in your body: albumin and globulin. It is used as part of your routine health checkup....  More
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Protein in the urine can be a sign of serious health complications. The kidneys are responsible for filtering waste products and extra fluid out of the blood and in...  More
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Calcium is an essential mineral your body needs to build strong bones and teeth. It also helps nerves fire and transmit information correctly and plays a vital role...  More
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Electrolyte Panel
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Immunoglobulins (Ig) are also known as antibodies. These proteins protect the body against disease. There are many different types of Ig. Certain diseases result in...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs responsible for filtering blood and waste. One method to determine just how well your kidneys are filtering is by measuring ...  More
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Creatinine is a normal waste product produced by muscle metabolism. When your kidneys are functioning normally, they filter creatinine and other waste products out ...  More
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A blood differential (also called a white blood cell count differential) measures the number of each of the five types of white blood cells present in your blood�...  More
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An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test does not diagnose one specific condition. Instead, it helps your doctor determine whether you are experiencing inflamma...  More
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Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is an enzyme that helps facilitate the process of turning sugar into energy for your cells to use. LDH is present in many kinds of organ...  More
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A uric acid blood test, also known as a serum uric acid measurement, determines how much uric acid is present in your blood. The test can help determine how well yo...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that allows doctors to view the inside of your body without having to make an incision. X-rays are waves of electromagnetic radiat...  More
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Electrophoresis
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Immunofixation
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Lymph nodes are small, oval-shaped organs located in different areas of your body. They are found close to internal organs such as the stomach, intestines, and lung...  More
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A bone marrow biopsy is a procedure that takes a small sample of the marrow inside your bones for testing in a laboratory. This test is used to see if you have an i...  More
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows doctors to check for disease in your body. The scan uses radioactive tracers in a special d...  More
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Medical Procedures for Multiple Myeloma

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Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses concentrated radiation beams to kill cancer cells. The most common type of radiation therapy is external beam radi...  More
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Chemotherapy is an aggressive form of chemical drug therapy meant to destroy rapidly growing cells in the body. It is usually used for cancer, as cancer cells grow ...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Multiple Myeloma

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A bone marrow transplant is a medical procedure performed to replace bone marrow that has been damaged or destroyed by disease or chemotherapy. This procedure invol...  More
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Stem Cell Transplant
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Prescribed Medications for Multiple Myeloma

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LENALIDOMIDE (len a LID oh mide) is used to treat anemia from a myelodysplastic syndrome. It is also used to treat multiple myeloma. The medicine may help you to ne...  More
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BORTEZOMIB (bor TEZ oh mib) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat multiple myeloma, lymphoma, and other cancer...  More
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CARMUSTINE, BCNU (kar MUS teen) is a chemotherapy drug. It interferes with the growth of rapidly growing cells like cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat bra...  More
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LIPOSOMAL DOXORUBICIN (LIP oh som al dox oh ROO bi sin) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat many kinds of cancer like Kaposi's sarcoma, mult...  More
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THALIDOMIDE (tha LI doe mide) is used to treat diseases caused by abnormalities in the immune system. It may also be used to treat some types of cancer. This medici...  More
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ZOLEDRONIC ACID (ZOE le dron ik AS id) lowers the amount of calcium loss from bone. It is used to treat Paget's disease and osteoporosis in women.  More
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MELPHALAN (MEL fa lan) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat multiple myeloma and ovarian cancer.  More
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PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated inc...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Multiple Myeloma What's this?

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There are two general forms of germanium: organogermanium compounds, which are carbon-containing compounds (carboxyethyl germanium sesquioxide, spirogermanium,...  More
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