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...
What tests should I do to diagnose myeloma?

What tests should I do to diagnose myeloma?

8th October 2021 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 the...
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...
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 –...