African Americans & Multiple Myeloma: Why Are We At Higher Risk?


3. Bone marrow samples

Your doctor may need to take a sample of your bone marrow for testing. While many folks say the process is painful, it’s necessary because the sample will then be analyzed for myeloma cells.

4. Imaging tests

According to the American Cancer Society, Imaging tests, such as X-rays, MRIs and CTs are used to detect bone problems that are often associated with multiple myeloma.

Though there’s no cure for multiple myeloma, if you tested positive for any of the above tests, with good treatment results, you can usually return to near-normal activity.
Reviewed by: Dr. Melvin Gaskins

 

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