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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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Multiple Myeloma, Version 1.2014
Glossary
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tandem stem cell transplant
Treatment in which a planned second round of high-dose
chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplant are given
within 6 months of the first transplant.
targeted therapy
Drugs that specifically target cancer cells.
tissue biopsy
Removal of a small amount of tissue from the body to test for
disease.
total protein (urine)
A test that measures the amount and type of protein in urine
over a 24-hour period.
transfusion
Replacing lost blood with new blood.
treatment plan
A written course of action through cancer treatment and
beyond.
treatment response
Outcome or improvement related to treatment.
tumor burden
The extent of cancer in the body.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
A federal government agency that regulates drugs and food.
urine immunofixation electrophoresis (UIFE)
A test that identifies the type of M-proteins in the urine.
urine protein electrophoresis (UPEP)
A test that shows the amount of M-proteins in the urine.
vaccine
A biological agent inserted into the body to prevent a
disease.
vein
A small tube that carries blood to the heart from anywhere in
the body.
vertebrae
The chain of 33 bones in the back that protect a vital group
of nerves.
vertebroplasty
A procedure to strengthen bones in the spine with bone
cement.
white blood cell
A type of blood cell that fights infection.
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