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Thursday 24 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 166

Which of the following substances has abnormal values early in the course of multiple myeloma (MM)?
    A. Red blood cells
    B. Immunoglobulins
    C. White blood cells
    D. Platelets

Correct Answer: B. Immunoglobulins

Option B: MM is characterized by malignant plasma cells that produce an increased amount of immunoglobulin that isn’t functional.

Option A: As more malignant plasma cells are produced, there’s less space in the bone marrow for RBC production.
Options C and D: In the late stage of the disease, platelets and WBC’s are reduced as the bone marrow is infiltrated by malignant plasma cells.

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