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Your immune system produces different cells that protect your body against infection. One such cell is the B lymphocyte (also know simply as a B cell). These cells are made in the bone marrow, and migrate and mature in the lymph nodes and spleen[read article]

Tests for Waldenstrom's Disease

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Immunoglobulins (Igs) are a group of proteins also known as antibodies. Antibodies provide the body with a first line of defense against illness. Immunoglobulins ca...  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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Platelet Count
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A blood smear is a diagnostic test used to look for abnormalities within the blood. The cell types are examined under a microscope for unusual shapes or sizes. Ther...  More
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The red blood cell indices (RBC indices) are part of a routine blood test called the complete blood count (CBC). The CBC is used as a measure of general health. It ...  More
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The Bence Jones protein (BJP) test measures the level of BJP in your urine. These proteins are not present in healthy urine samples. Usually they are a sign of mult...  More
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Beta-2-Microglobulin Test
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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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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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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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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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Blood Coagulation Tests
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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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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 CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, w...  More
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A T-cell count is a blood test that measures the number of T-cells in your body. T-cells are a type of white blood cells, which may also be called lymphocytes. Thes...  More
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C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation. C-reactive protein is also called high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, wh...  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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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  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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Bone Marrow Examination
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Ophthalmoscopy is usually part of a routine eye test to screen for eye diseases. It looks at the back of the eye. The back of the eye is called the fundus. It consi...  More
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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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Medical Procedures for Waldenstrom's Disease

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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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Plasmapheresis is a process in which the liquid in the blood, or plasma, is separated from the cells.  More
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Blood Transfusion
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Prescribed Medications for Waldenstrom's Disease

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CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE (sye kloe FOSS fa mide) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like lymph...  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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RITUXIMAB (ri TUX i mab) is a monoclonal antibody. This medicine changes the way the body's immune system works. It is used commonly to treat non-Hodgkin'...  More
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FLUDARABINE (floo DARE a been) is a chemotherapy drug. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells. It is usually used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).  More
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CHLORAMBUCIL (clor AM byoo sil) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat cancer like some leukemias and lymphomas.  More
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