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51

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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:

Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia, Version 1.2017

Acronyms

tonsil

A group of tissue within the throat that contains many white

blood cells called lymphocytes and fights germs that enter

the mouth and nose.

tumor lysis syndrome

A condition that occurs when many cancer cells

die very quickly and release their contents into the

blood, which can damage the kidneys and other organs.

ultrasound

A test that uses sound waves to take pictures of the inside

of the body.

x-ray

Use of small amounts of radiation to make pictures of the

insides of the body.

Acronyms

BTK

Bruton’s tyrosine kinase

CAM

complementary and alternative medicine

CBC

complete blood count

CNS

central nervous system

cP

centipoise

CT

computed tomography

DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

FNA

fine-needle aspiration

GVHD

graft-versus-host disease

GVT

graft-versus-tumor

HDT/ASCR

high-dose therapy with autologous stem cell rescue

HLA

human leukocyte antigen

IHC

immunohistochemistry

IgM

immunoglobulin M

IV

intravenous

LPL

lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma

MAG

myelin-associated glycoprotein

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

NCCN

®

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

®

NHL

non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

PET

positron emission tomograph

RBC

red blood cel

SPEP

serum protein electrophoresis

VWM

von Willebrand disease

WM

Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia