How to Diagnose, Treat, and Monitor Treatment Response in Patients with Multiple Myeloma
Treatment for all patients with MM aims to enhance the depth and duration of response while limiting drug toxicity to lengthen survival, improve quality of life, alleviate symptoms and prevent further organ damage. Development of new drugs has improved the survival of patients4 Available tests for monitoring of patients with MM most often include assessments of monoclonal paraprotein and serum-free light chain levels with bone marrow examination, which directly identifies the level of malignant plasma cells.
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