NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Multiple Myeloma, Version 1.2014
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.
Drugs that specifically target cancer cells.
Removal of a small amount of tissue from the body to test for
total protein (urine)
A test that measures the amount and type of protein in urine
over a 24-hour period.
Replacing lost blood with new blood.
A written course of action through cancer treatment and
Outcome or improvement related to treatment.
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.
A biological agent inserted into the body to prevent a
A small tube that carries blood to the heart from anywhere in
The chain of 33 bones in the back that protect a vital group
A procedure to strengthen bones in the spine with bone
white blood cell
A type of blood cell that fights infection.