NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Multiple Myeloma
Part 8: Dictionary
Myeloma that has spread throughout
the bone marrow and is causing
Medicine for symptoms of myeloma
that is given at the same time as
The main protein in the yellowish part
of the blood.
Allogeneic stem cell transplant
A cancer treatment that transfers
blood-forming cells from a person to a
Treatments used in place of standard
An abnormal protein formed by
clumps of excess light chains that can
A health condition in which a protein
called amyloid builds up in and
A health condition in which the
number of red blood cells is low.
Loss of feeling with or without loss of
Medication used to treat infections
caused by bacteria.
Proteins that help the body
fight off infections. Also called
Drugs that thin the blood to reduce the
risk of blood clots.
A procedure in which stem cells are
removed from blood.
Having no signs or symptoms of
Autologous stem cell transplant
A cancer treatment that removes,
stores, then returns a patient’s blood-
A type of white blood cell that turns
into a plasma cell in response to
Bence Jones myeloma
Myeloma cells that make only
free light chains and no complete
M-proteins. Also called light chain
A small protein made by many cells,
including white blood cells and
Removal of small amounts of tissue or
fluid to be tested for disease.
Drugs that help improve bone strength
and prevent loss of bone mass.