NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Multiple Myeloma - page 12

NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Multiple Myeloma
Version 1.2012
2.1 – General health tests
A medical history and body exam are described.
2.2 – Blood tests
Common signs of myeloma that are found in
blood are described.
2.3 – Urine tests
Common signs of myeloma that are found in
urine are described.
2.4 – Tissue tests
The tests of body tissue or fluid for cancer cells
are described.
2.5 – Imaging tests
The tests that take pictures of the insides of the
body are described.
2.6 – Tools
Questions to ask your doctor about testing are
listed along with helpful webpages.
Part 2: Overview of cancer tests
Treatment planning starts with testing. The tests used
for myeloma are described on the next pages. This
information can help you use the treatment guide in
Part 5. It may also help you know what to expect during
testing. Not every person with myeloma will receive
every test listed.
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