If you experience any of the symptoms like tiredness, pain in bones, unexpected weight loss, excessive urination, excessive thirst, numbness, tingling or weakness in your legs then your doctor may conduct various tests to detect the signs of Multiple Myeloma. The following tests will help to gain a thorough diagnosis of the stage and extent of multiple myeloma:
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These laboratory tests will confirm whether you have multiple myeloma or another condition. If tests indicate you have multiple myeloma, the results will determine the extent of the cancer as stage 1, stage 2 or stage 3. Staging is complicated and is based on protein levels, calcium levels, kidney function, and the presence of cancer in the bone. People with stage 3 myeloma are more likely to have one or more signs of advanced disease, including greater numbers of myeloma cells and kidney failure.
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