NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Multiple Myeloma - page 21

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Multiple Myeloma
Version 1.2012
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2.6 Tools
Definitions:
Webpages
American Cancer Society
International Myeloma Foundation
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Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
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National Cancer Institute
• Cancer tests are used to plan treatment and check your response to treatment.
• Your health history and a body exam inform your doctor about your health.
• Blood and urine tests check for signs of disease.
• Tests of tissue or fluid from the bone marrow are used to confirm there’s cancer.
• Tests that take pictures of the insides of your body may show bone damage from
the cancer.
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