Myeloma investigations

Myeloma investigations

18th March 2022 The following tests are relevant when investigating suspected myeloma: Full blood count to look for anaemia or leukopenia Renal profile to look for renal dysfunction Bone profile to look for evidence of hypercalcaemia, plasma viscosity or ESR to look...
Thrombocytosis and cancer

Thrombocytosis and cancer

11th February 2022 The British Journal of General Practice suggests thrombocytosis is a risk marker of cancer in adults and is worthy of further investigation. Lung and colorectal cancer were the most commonly diagnosed cancers. There is a stronger association between...
HPV: What are the common myths?

HPV: What are the common myths?

20th January 2022 Lots of women have never heard of human papillomavirus (HPV), for many the first time they hear about HPV is upon their diagnosis after receiving smear test results. A HPV diagnosis can often carry psychological symptoms such as fear, guilt, shame,...