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How to understand MGUS blood test results and what does if

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How to understand MGUS blood test results and what does if mean when consultant says readings are starting to climb and will returning to more frequent check ups
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

MGUS stands for monoclonal gammopathy of unknown signficance.

gammopathy means abnormal proliferation of the lymphoid cells producing immunoglobulins or proteins used to make antibodies.

your blood doctor wants to keep a close eye on you to make sure to catch any potential bone marrow cancer like multiple myeloma which can arise in a small percentage of patients who have MGUS

MGUS is not a cancer but can in some rare cases be a recursor to a bone marrow cell cancer.

it sounds like your doctors are watching you carefully

let me know if you have questions.