Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

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Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging TOPICS

Can Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia be found early?

Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) is not common, and at this time there are no widely recommended screening tests to look for this disease in people without symptoms.

Still, many cases of WM are found early when people go to the doctor because of symptoms they are having. The best way to find this cancer early is to see your doctor if you have signs or symptoms that might be caused by this disease (see “How is Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia diagnosed?”).

Last Medical Review: 06/19/2013
Last Revised: 06/19/2013