NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Multiple Myeloma
Part 8: Dictionary
A dye put into your body to make
clearer pictures during imaging tests.
Patients in research who don’t receive
a new treatment.
Removal of a large tissue sample
with a thick, hollow needle to test for
A waste product of muscles that is
filtered out of blood into urine by the
The process of cooling and storing
cells, tissues, or organs at very cold
Treatment used to fully rid the body of
To identify a disease.
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
A chain of chemicals inside cells that
contains coded instructions for making
and controlling cells.
A person who gives blood, cells,
tissue, or an organ to another person.
Donor lymphocyte infusion
A cancer treatment that transfers
white blood cells from a person, who
already gave blood-forming cells, to
the same patient.
Minerals in blood that carry an electric
charge and control some body
When transplanted stem cells begin
to make blood cells in a patient’s bone
A drug used to treat patients with low
red blood cell counts.
External beam radiation therapy
Radiation therapy received from a
machine outside the body.
Occurring outside the bone.
The fat that is just under the skin of
Severe tiredness despite getting
Food and Drug Administration
A federal government agency that
regulates drugs and food.
Removal of a small tissue sample with
a very thin needle to test for disease.
Free light chain
Fragments of M-proteins that are
made by myeloma cells.