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What tests should I do to diagnose myeloma?

What tests should I do to diagnose myeloma?

Friday 8th October Missed our GatewayC Live webinar? Watch our specialists answer to this audience question and many more. This week GatewayC met Dr Neil Rabin, Consultant Haematologist, and Dr Margaret Harris, Consultant Clinical Oncologist. Our specialists covered...

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NEW GATEWAYC COURSE: Supporting Your Patients

NEW GATEWAYC COURSE: Supporting Your Patients

We are delighted to announce that the new ‘Supporting Your Patients’ course is available to all healthcare professionals on GatewayC. A cancer diagnosis can have a significant impact on an individual’s life. Our new course explores how healthcare professionals can...

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

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

Cancer Key: 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 myelomadiagnosis: C: Calcium – hypercalcaemia Symptoms include:...

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Cancer Keys: Persistent bone pain and myeloma

Cancer Keys: Persistent bone pain and myeloma

Patients often visit healthcare professionals several times prior to the diagnosis of myeloma. This is mainly due to presenting symptoms being vague or overlapping with other conditions. Patients with myeloma can experience persistent bone pain – usually the back,...

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Cancer Keys: Rectal bleeding

Cancer Keys: Rectal bleeding

Potential pitfall: Rectal bleeding is a key symptom of colorectal cancer, but there are also a number of other benign causes. Tumours often bleed intermittently, so careful history taking is vital if other concerning symptoms are present. Helpful hint: NICE NG12...

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