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Multiple myeloma - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-myeloma/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353383

Dec 14th, 2022 - Diagnosis Sometimes multiple myeloma is diagnosed when your doctor detects it accidentally during a blood test for some other condition. It can also be diagnosed if your doctor suspects you could have multiple myeloma based on your signs and symptoms. Tests and procedures used to diagnose multiple myeloma include: Blood tests. Laboratory analysis of your blood may reveal the M proteins produced...

Multiple myeloma - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-myeloma/symptoms-causes/syc-20353378

Dec 14th, 2022 - Overview Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. Healthy plasma cells help you fight infections by making antibodies that recognize and attack germs. In multiple myeloma, cancerous plasma cells accumulate in the bone marrow and crowd out healthy blood cells. Rather than produce helpful antibodies, the cancer cells produce abnormal proteins tha...

Multiple myeloma - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-myeloma/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20353386

Dec 14th, 2022 - Multiple myeloma care at Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic specialists offer comprehensive care for people with multiple myeloma. Your Mayo Clinic care team Understanding and treating a family of blood cancers. Click here for an infographic to learn more At Mayo Clinic, you'll receive care from a team of doctors that works together to understand your goals and meet your needs as a whole person. There are...

Amyloidosis - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Aug 17th, 2022 - Amyloidosis care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Amyloidosis can affect many parts of your body. At Mayo Clinic, hematologists work closely with doctors who specialize in pathology, transplantation and cancer. The team also may include specialists in diseases of the brain and nervous system, heart, and kidneys. Together, they make your health care experience seamless. Advanced diagnos...

POEMS Syndrome: What It Is, Sy
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Aug 16th, 2022 - Overview What is POEMS syndrome? POEMS syndrome is a rare blood disorder that can impact multiple body systems. With POEMS, your body makes abnormal plasma cells that multiply out of control. These cells release a substance called a monoclonal protein (or M-protein) into your blood. Having too many abnormal plasma cells and too much M-protein can damage your nerves and organs. POEMS syndrome ge...

Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined S
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Jul 25th, 2022 - Overview What is monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)? Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is a blood disorder that affects plasma cells in your bone marrow. Most of the time, M proteins don’t cause issues and most people with MGUS don’t have symptoms. Healthcare providers often discover this condition after taking blood or urine samples as part of a r...

Cardiotoxicity: Heart Damage fro
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Jun 20th, 2022 - Overview What is cardiotoxicity? Cardiotoxicity is heart damage that arises from certain cancer treatments or drugs. It can develop years after cancer treatment, especially in adults who received cancer treatment during childhood. Certain types of cancer treatments have a higher risk for cardiotoxicity. Cardiotoxicity may make it harder for your heart to pump blood throughout your body as it sh...

Carcinoma: Types, Trea
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May 31st, 2022 - Overview Adenocarcinoma forms in the glandular cells lining major organs, like your colon. What is carcinoma? Carcinoma is cancer that forms in epithelial tissue. Epithelial tissue lines most of your organs, the internal passageways in your body (like your esophagus), and your skin. Most cancers affecting your skin, breasts, kidney, liver, lungs, pancreas, prostate gland, head and neck are carc...

Bone metastasis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bone-metastasis/symptoms-causes/syc-20370191

Apr 27th, 2022 - Overview Bone metastasis occurs when cancer cells spread from their original site to a bone. Nearly all types of cancer can spread (metastasize) to the bones. But some types of cancer are particularly likely to spread to bone, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. Bone metastasis can occur in any bone but more commonly occurs in the spine, pelvis and thigh. Bone metastasis may be the fir...

Blood Cancer: Overview
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Apr 27th, 2022 - Overview What is blood cancer? Blood cancer affects how your body produces blood cells and how well those cells work. Most blood cancers start in your bone marrow, the soft, sponge-like material in the center of your bones. Your bone marrow makes stem cells that mature and become red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Normal blood cells fight infection, carry oxygen throughout your b...

Blood Cancer: Overview
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22883-blood-cancer

Apr 27th, 2022 - Overview What is blood cancer? Blood cancer affects how your body produces blood cells and how well those cells work. Most blood cancers start in your bone marrow, the soft, sponge-like material in the center of your bones. Your bone marrow makes stem cells that mature and become red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Normal blood cells fight infection, carry oxygen throughout your b...

Malignant Neoplasm: What It I
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Feb 1st, 2022 - Overview Malignant neoplasms spread and invade nearby tissues. What is a malignant neoplasm? A malignant neoplasm (NEE-oh-plaz-um) is another term for a cancerous tumor. The term “neoplasm” refers to an abnormal growth of tissue. The term “malignant” means the tumor is cancerous and is likely to spread (metastasize) beyond its point of origin. What is the difference between neoplasm and cancer?...

Cryoglobulinemia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cryoglobulinemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20371244

Jan 18th, 2022 - Overview Cryoglobulins are abnormal proteins in the blood. If you have cryoglobulinemia (kry-o-glob-u-lih-NEE-me-uh), these proteins may clump together at temperatures below 98.6 F (37 C). These gelatinous protein clumps can impede your blood circulation, which can damage your skin, joints, nerves and organs — particularly your kidneys and liver. Cryoglobulinemia care at Mayo Clinic Products & ...

Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mgus/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20352370

Jul 22nd, 2021 - Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic's MGUS teams are led by hematologists and include other specialists as needed, such as nephrologists in cases of kidney failure and cardiology in cases of amyloid involving the heart. Having all of this specialized expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're no...

Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mgus/symptoms-causes/syc-20352362

Jul 22nd, 2021 - Overview Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is a condition in which an abnormal protein — known as monoclonal protein or M protein — is in your blood. This abnormal protein is formed within your bone marrow, the soft, blood-producing tissue that fills in the center of most of your bones. The disorder occurs most commonly in older men. MGUS usually causes no problems. But ...

Multiple myeloma - Outcomes & ratings - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-myeloma/outcomes/gnc-20514923

Jun 16th, 2021 - chis Kourelis, M.D., Hematology: Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer. It's the second most common blood cancer, but it's still a pretty rare cancer. It's 1 to 2% of all cancers, which comes down to about 35,000 new cases per year. Wilson I. Gonsalves, M.D., Hematology: A lot of what we know about myeloma and where it originates that entire thought process was initiated out here at the Mayo Clini...

Vertebral tumor - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vertebral-tumor/symptoms-causes/syc-20350123

Nov 14th, 2020 - Overview Spinal tumor consultation Nervous system Open pop-up dialog box Close Nervous system Nervous system The spinal cord is housed within the spinal canal, a hollow chamber within the vertebrae (spinal canal). It extends from the base of the skull to the lower back. A vertebral tumor is a type of spinal tumor affecting the bones or vertebrae of the spine. Spinal tumors that begin within the...

Cryoglobulinemia: Symptoms, Causes, Te
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/13204-cryoglobulinemia

Feb 1st, 2019 - Overview What is cryoglobulinemia? Cryoglobulins are proteins found in the blood that precipitate (clump together) in the cold and may cause inflammation and organ damage. However, these proteins can also be present in low levels in the blood without causing any symptoms. When there are symptoms due to the cryoglobulins, the disease (usually a special rash) is called "cryoglobulinemia." Symptom...

Blood Disorders
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- Your blood is living tissue made up of liquid and solids. The liquid part, called plasma, is made of water, salts and protein. Over half of your blood is plasma. The solid part of your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Blood disorders affect one or more parts of the blood and prevent your blood from doing its job. They can be acute or chronic. Many blood disorders...

Bone Marrow Transplantation
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- Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of your bones, such as your hip and thigh bones. It contains immature cells, called stem cells. The stem cells can develop into red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body, white blood cells, which fight infections, and platelets, which help the blood to clot. A bone marrow transplant is a procedure that replaces a person's faulty bone ma...