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Screening, Diagnosis, and Staging of Multiple Myeloma
08.09.02

Module 1: Screening, Diagnosis, and Staging of Multiple Myeloma

Release Date: August 2002
Expiration Date: August 31, 2003

Program Overview

Screening, Diagnosis, and Staging of Multiple Myeloma reviews multiple myeloma and related diseases, when a patient should be evaluated for the possibility of multiple myeloma, and methods for evaluating the extent of disease.

Learning Objectives

After completing Module 1, participants should be able to do the following:

1. Distinguish between multiple myeloma and similar diseases.
2. Summarize appropriate diagnostic tests and their limitations.
3. Identify several prognostic factors for multiple myeloma.
4. Recognize which symptoms or laboratory values require immediate treatment.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education and the International Myeloma Foundation. The Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education designates this activity for a maximum of 1.75 hours in category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the activity.

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