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What is nonsecretory myeloma?
Nonsecretory myeloma is characterized by the absence of an M protein in both the serum and urine. It occurs in approximately 2% of all patients with myeloma. Patients with nonsecretory meyloma are treated in the same fashion as multiple myeloma however kidney problems associated with myeloma is much less common in patients with nonsecretory myeloma. The diagnosis and monitoring of patients with nonsecretory myeloma depends on an excess of monoclonal (kappa or lambda) plasma cells in the bone marrow and testing of the bones for lytic lesions. (For more information on this topic please refer to Q&A from Myeloma Today Volume 5, Issue 6

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