• Doctor said that they usually don’t start treatment at 20% plasma cells. What does this mean?

    Asked by downbutnotout on Friday, May 24, 2013

    Doctor said that they usually don’t start treatment at 20% plasma cells. What does this mean?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      downbutnotout,
      If you remember, MM is a cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells are responsible for making antibodies. I would assume that if your count is low then there is not much disease. I hope this helps, Carm.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Therose's Avatar
      Therose

      I just wanted to tell you that your questions force me to research the answer. So I appreciate them.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Charlieb's Avatar
      Charlieb

      Doctors look at several factors to determine when to start treatment. Not sure what you are asking but 20% is high but you may not need to be put thru treatment at this time. I always advise people to make sure they have their doctors explain things clearly.

      almost 4 years ago

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