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Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment. 2017, 5(3), 100-104
DOI: 10.12691/jcrt-5-3-5
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Multiple Myeloma: New Perspectives

Ahmed M. Kabel1, 2, , Nourah Alqahtani3, Rawan Alshehri3, Aminah Altalhi3 and Bashair Alqurashi3

1Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Taif University, Taif, KSA

2Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

33Pharm D Student, College of Pharmacy, Taif University, Taif, KSA

Pub. Date: September 27, 2017

Cite this paper:
Ahmed M. Kabel, Nourah Alqahtani, Rawan Alshehri, Aminah Altalhi and Bashair Alqurashi. Multiple Myeloma: New Perspectives. Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment. 2017; 5(3):100-104. doi: 10.12691/jcrt-5-3-5

Abstract

Multiple myeloma (MM) is the most common bone malignancy that occurs frequently in older persons. It is the second most common blood cancer in which the patient usually presents with bone pain, nausea, malaise, anemia, renal insufficiency and hypocalcaemia. There is a wide variety of risk factors that may predispose to MM. It is usually discovered on routine laboratory investigations and usually diagnosed with serum or urine protein electrophoresis or immunofixation and bone marrow aspirate analysis. MM often has bad prognosis, although advances in therapy resulted in significant improvement in the overall survival rate. This review sheds light on the incidence, etiology, clinical presentation, the methods of diagnosis, prognosis and the possible lines of management of MM.

Keywords:
multiple myeloma risk factors diagnosis management perspectives

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