NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Multiple Myeloma - page 24

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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Multiple Myeloma, Version 1.2014
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Tests for myeloma
Websites | Review
Websites
American Cancer Society
International Myeloma Foundation
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
National Cancer Institute
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• Cancer tests are used to plan treatment and
check how well treatment is working.
• 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 whether there’s cancer.
• Tests that take pictures of the inside of your
body may show bone damage from the
cancer.
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