Multiple Myeloma

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Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging TOPICS

Can multiple myeloma be found early?

It is difficult to diagnose multiple myeloma early. Often, multiple myeloma causes no symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. Sometimes, it might cause vague symptoms that at first seem to be caused by other diseases. Rarely, multiple myeloma is found early when a routine blood test shows an abnormally high amount of protein in the blood.


Last Medical Review: 01/15/2013
Last Revised: 02/12/2013