Solitary plasmacytoma: Introduction
Solitary plasmacytoma: A type of cancer from plasma cells where the plasma cells multiply uncontrollably. It can occur in the bone or in soft tissue. If the cancer is located in only one part of the body it is called a solitary plasmacytoma and if there are multiple sites it is called a multiple myeloma. Symptoms will vary depending on the location of the cancer.
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causes, and treatments of Solitary plasmacytoma is available below.
Symptoms of Solitary plasmacytoma
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Treatments for Solitary plasmacytoma
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Causes of Solitary plasmacytoma
- The specific cause is unknown but risk factors appear to be:
- Exposure to radiation
- Family history of the condition
- Exposure to carcinogens
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Solitary plasmacytoma: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Solitary plasmacytoma
Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder
called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly...read more »
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease,...read more »
Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to
consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
See melanoma and spitz nevi....read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI)...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A variety of...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical...read more »
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Solitary plasmacytoma: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Prognosis for Solitary plasmacytoma
Prognosis for Solitary plasmacytoma:
As with most cancers, accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment generally delivers a better prognosis. Tumors involving bone tend to have a poorer prognosis than those involving soft tissue as they are more likely to spread to multiple locations and become multiple myeloma. Statistically, roughly half of patients can expect to be cured.
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Types of Solitary plasmacytoma
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