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How is multiple myeloma staged?

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When your doctor diagnoses multiple myeloma, he or she will try to give you an idea of how much the cancer has grown or spread in your body. This is called the stage of your disease. Doctors can tell what stage the multiple myeloma is in by looking at X-rays of your bones and testing your blood, urine, and bone marrow.

From: What Is Multiple Myeloma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: “Learn the Basics About Multiple Myeloma,” “Risk Factors for Multiple Myeloma,” “Multiple Myeloma Symptoms,” “Multiple Myeloma Tests.”

American Red Cross: “Plasma.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Multiple Myeloma.”

The American Cancer Society: “Do We Know What Causes Multiple Myeloma?” “What Are the Risk Factors for Multiple Myeloma?” “Signs and Symptoms of Multiple Myeloma,” “Staging Multiple Myeloma,” “Diagnosing Multiple Myeloma from Test Results,” “How Is Multiple Myeloma Staged?”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on May 8, 2019

SOURCES:

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: “Learn the Basics About Multiple Myeloma,” “Risk Factors for Multiple Myeloma,” “Multiple Myeloma Symptoms,” “Multiple Myeloma Tests.”

American Red Cross: “Plasma.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Multiple Myeloma.”

The American Cancer Society: “Do We Know What Causes Multiple Myeloma?” “What Are the Risk Factors for Multiple Myeloma?” “Signs and Symptoms of Multiple Myeloma,” “Staging Multiple Myeloma,” “Diagnosing Multiple Myeloma from Test Results,” “How Is Multiple Myeloma Staged?”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on May 8, 2019

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