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Is A Bone Marrow Test Necessary To Check The Progress Of Myeloma?

Hi This is Rashmi from Delaware just want to ask a question regarding my mother . My mother has been diagnosed with Poem syndrome where found some myeloma in bone marrow , she is in India . She is seeing one Oncologist , he is giving her chemotherapy medicine by mouth . Oncologist said that after medicine they need to check again weather the level of Myeloma went down or not .Question is does she really need to go for bone marrow test again to check the level or the whole body test or blood test (ESR in blood )can also tell how much improvement is there?
Wed, 21 Aug 2019
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Oncologist 's  Response
Hello,

It’s important only in the case that you have pancytopenia and bone marrow pain.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Esmeralda Sera, Oncologist
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Oncologist Dr. Dr. Esmeralda Sera's  Response
Hello,

It’s needed only in the case that you have bone marrow pain and pancytopenia.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Esmeralda Sera, Oncologist
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Oncologist Dr. Dr. Esmeralda Sera's  Response
Hello,

This test’s not a test of choice in case of myeloma.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Esmeralda Sera, Oncologist
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Is A Bone Marrow Test Necessary To Check The Progress Of Myeloma?

Hello, It’s important only in the case that you have pancytopenia and bone marrow pain. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Esmeralda Sera, Oncologist