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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...

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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...

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Headache: symptom of a brain tumour?

Headache: symptom of a brain tumour?

26th January 2022 Headaches alone are a very uncommon presentation of brain tumours, with only 7% of brain tumour patients presenting with just a headache. However, most patients will experience them at some point in their brain tumour journey. Headaches that are...

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