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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia, Version 1.2017



allogeneic stem cell transplant

A cancer treatment that destroys bone marrow then

replaces it by adding healthy blood stem cells from a donor.


Loss of feeling with or without loss of wakefulness that is

caused by drugs.


A protein made by white blood cells that helps fight off

infection. Also called an immunoglobulin.


Any substance that activates the immune system.

autologous stem cell transplant

A cancer treatment that destroys bone marrow then

replaces it by adding healthy blood stem cells from the

patient. Also called an HDT/ASCR (high-dose therapy with

autologous stem cell rescue).

b symptoms

Fevers, heavy night sweats, and weight loss without dieting

caused by B-cell cancers.


One of three types of a white blood cell called a lymphocyte.

beta-2 microglobulin

A small protein made by many types of cells.


Removal of small amounts of tissue or fluid to be tested for


bone marrow

Soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones where

blood cells are made.

bone marrow aspiration

Removal of a small amount of bone marrow that is liquid to

test for disease.

bone marrow biopsy

Removal of a small amount of solid bone and bone marrow

to test for disease.


Drugs that stop the life cycle of cells so they don’t increase

in number.


Stands of genetic material inside of cells.

clinical trial

Research on a test or treatment to assess its safety or how

well it works.

complete blood count (CBC)

A test of the number of blood cells in a sample.

comprehensive metabolic panel

Tests of up to 14 chemicals in your blood.

computed tomography (CT)

A test that uses x-rays to view body parts.


A dye put into your body to make clearer pictures during

imaging tests.

deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)

A chain of chemicals inside cells that contains coded

instructions for making and controlling cells.


To identify a disease.


Measurement of the different types of white blood cells

present in a blood sample.


Severe tiredness despite getting enough sleep that limits

one’s ability to function.

flow cytometry

A test that looks at certain substances on the surface of

cells to identify the type of cells present.


Instructions in cells for making and controlling cells.

general anesthesia

A controlled loss of wakefulness from drugs.

human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing

A blood test that finds a person’s unique set of proteins on


imaging test

A test that makes pictures (images) of the inside of the body.