NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Multiple Myeloma
Part 8: Dictionary
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A gas in the air that the body needs to
A decrease in the number of myeloma
cells in response to treatment.
A doctor who’s an expert in testing
cells to find disease.
The lower part of the abdomen
located between the hip bones.
A review of the body by a health
expert for signs of disease.
A fake medicine that has no active
The yellowish part of blood that
carries blood cells.
A white blood cell that makes germ-
Plasma cell labeling index
A test that shows how many myeloma
cells are dividing and how fast they
are doing it.
Cancer that is one mass of myeloma
A process that removes M-proteins
from the blood.
A type of blood cell that forms blood
clots to control bleeding.
A severe inflammation of the lungs.
Positron emission tomography
A test that uses radioactive material to
see the function of body parts.
The main treatment used to rid the
body of cancer.
The course and outcome of a disease.
Cancer that is growing, spreading, or
A group of proteins in cells that helps
control cell growth and division.
A chain of small chemical compounds
vital to every cell.
A test that measures the amount of
different types of antibodies in the
blood and urine.
A doctor who’s an expert in treating
cancer with radiation.
The use of radiation to treat cancer.
Matter with energy that is put into the
body to make pictures clearer.
Assignment to a group by chance.