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Old 05-12-2016, 08:35 AM   #1
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M Protein

I have several health issues some diagnosed others not. I have back disorders and type B thoracic arota aneurysm w/ 2 dissections. Connective tissue disorder and it goes on..

I now have been seeing a oncologist for over a year due to them finding a M Protein in my blood. They have said that this is not a cancer and it doesn't cause cancer but it is found in the blood of people that have cancer.

My Dr. keeps a close eye on me and does a lot of testing and so far, so good..

I wondered if anyone else has heard of this before.

 
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:05 PM   #2
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Re: M Protien

It sounds like you probably have MGUS (monoclonal gammopathty of undetermined significance). With MGUS you have a 1% chance of it progressing to multiple myeloma. The spike is an abnormal protein spike, one of the Gamma proteins. MGUS is typically followed by a oncologist.

 
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:51 AM   #3
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Re: M Protein

Thank you Kathy.

 
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:31 PM   #4
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It sounds like you probably have MGUS (monoclonal gammopathty of undetermined significance). With MGUS you have a 1% chance of it progressing to multiple myeloma. The spike is an abnormal protein spike, one of the Gamma proteins. MGUS is typically followed by a oncologist.
That's not exactly accurate. Your chances of developing multiple myeloma are 25% greater than the general population (without an Mgus dx) and your chances of being diagnosed with Multiple myeloma go up every year. That means if you are diagnosed at a relatively young age, in your 30's or 40's like I was, your chances are far greater to develop multiple myeloma. On the other hand, only one out of four people with an Mgus dx end up having MM. Conversely almost 100% of those with MM had Mgus previously (whether dx or no dx)

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Old 07-18-2017, 03:13 PM   #5
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Re: M Protein

mattiefras

Thank you for the reply ..

I know my oncologist has been good about keeping up on it, I just have a need to understand what is going on..

I hope that your health has remained good and will continue to do so.

Linda

 
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:07 AM   #6
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Re: M Protein

I am sure the Oncologist has discussed with you that to diagnose Multiple Myeloma a bone marrow biopsy is necessary. My Mother died from Multiple Myeloma and I have M Proteins in my blood, currently diagnosed having MGUS. Oncologist wanted to do a biopsy I have declined until more symptoms develop. My immune system has improved and the M Proteins has decreased. This tells me MGUS is stable. Good Luck.

 
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