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Myeloma and C.R.A.B

Myeloma and C.R.A.B

30th September 2021 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: excessive...

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How reliable is the CA125?

How reliable is the CA125?

23rd July 2021 While the CA125 blood test is useful for diagnosing and monitoring people with ovarian cancer, 25% of ​patients with ovarian cancers will have a normal CA125 level. Therefore, the CA125 test alone is not an accurate diagnostic tool ​and primary care...

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Are bone metastases visible on an X-ray?

Are bone metastases visible on an X-ray?

14th July 2021 The most common site of secondary breast cancer is the bone. While breast cancer can metastasise to any bone, the most commonly affected areas are the: spine ribs skull pelvis upper bones of the arms and legs. Bone metastases may be picked up on a plain...

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5 tips to treat infection and lymphoedema

5 tips to treat infection and lymphoedema

9th July 2021 Lymphoedema may affect one or more limbs and corresponding quadrants of the trunk, face, breast and genitals. GatewayC’s 'Managing Physical Effects' course provides guidance on how to treat infection and lymphoedema. This includes guidance on: Dosage of...

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Persistent bone pain and myeloma

Persistent bone pain and myeloma

25th June 2021 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 –...

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