Multiple Myeloma Early Detection

Early detection of multiple myeloma is difficult because symptoms are non-specific, and patients may evaluated by a number of practitioners for seemingly unrelated symptoms. Multiple myeloma might cause indistinct symptoms that are similar to those of other conditions. Sometimes, however, routine blood tests may detect multiple myeloma due to an unusually high level of protein in the blood. Often multiple myeloma is not detected at all until it progresses into advanced stage multiple myeloma with such symptoms as bone pain, anemia, fatigue and weight loss.