Cancer Keys: Myeloma and C.R.A.B

Myeloma and C.R.A.B

C.R.A.B is the acronym designed to simplify the most typical clinical manifestations of multiple myeloma. Clinicians should consider the following indicators in a potential myeloma diagnosis:

C: Calcium – hypercalcaemia

R: Renal – any form of renal dysfunction

A: Anaemia (of unknown cause)

B: Bone – unexplained and persistent bone pain (often back pain)

Helpful hint

NICE NG12 guidelines advise that a very urgent protein electrophoresis and Bence-Jones protein urine test (within 48 hours) for patients with hypercalcaemia or leukopenia and a presentation that is consistent with myeloma.

Cancer Keys are brought to you by GatewayC.

Download this Cancer Key here.

 Visit GatewayC’s Myeloma – Early Diagnosis course here.

LinkedIn Twitter Facebook

Latest from the Blog

Top tips for medical students on cancer

Top tips for medical students on cancer

Wednesday 22th April 2020 Following on from GatewayC’s successful Facebook Live we have gathered our five top tips for medical students, to improve early detection in cancer. 1. What are the key red flags to look out for? GatewayC’s 16 free online cancer education...

read more

Related Posts

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.