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How does plasma cell labeling diagnose multiple myeloma?

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Plasma cell labeling shows how many myeloma cells are dividing and how fast they’re doing it. Cells that divide quickly usually shows that the cancer will spread fast.

SOURCES:

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: "Bone Lesions and Damage," "Bone Marrow Tests," "Kyphoplasty," "Multiple Myeloma Tests," "Orthopedic Interventions," "Vertebroplasty," "What are bisphosphonates?"

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "About multiple myeloma."

Sigurdur, K., Minter, A., Korde, N., Tan, E., Landgren, O. , published online May 1, 2012. Bone disease in multiple myeloma and precursor disease: novel diagnostic approaches and implications on clinical management

University of Pennsylvania Health System: "All About Multiple Myeloma."

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: "Bisphosphonates (marketed as Actonel, Actonel+Ca, Aredia, Boniva, Didronel, Fosamax, Fosamax+D, Reclast, Skelid, and Zometa) Information."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 2, 2018

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SOURCES:

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: "Bone Lesions and Damage," "Bone Marrow Tests," "Kyphoplasty," "Multiple Myeloma Tests," "Orthopedic Interventions," "Vertebroplasty," "What are bisphosphonates?"

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "About multiple myeloma."

Sigurdur, K., Minter, A., Korde, N., Tan, E., Landgren, O. , published online May 1, 2012. Bone disease in multiple myeloma and precursor disease: novel diagnostic approaches and implications on clinical management

University of Pennsylvania Health System: "All About Multiple Myeloma."

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: "Bisphosphonates (marketed as Actonel, Actonel+Ca, Aredia, Boniva, Didronel, Fosamax, Fosamax+D, Reclast, Skelid, and Zometa) Information."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 2, 2018

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