Detecting Multiple Myeloma

How do you know if you have multiple myeloma?

The standard criteria has the acronym CRAB:

C, Calcium, elevated levels of calcium, due to the breakdown of bone

R, Renal, kidney function and damage

A, Anemia, low levels of red blood cells, may lead to fatigue

B, Bone lesions and damage

You may not have any noticeable symptoms. Common symptoms are (from WebMD):


Symptom list from WebMD

The full list of 45 symptoms may be found at Right Diagnosis, including symptom checkers.

The Binding Site, 7 Common Symptoms to Make You Think: Multiple Myeloma

Blog: Patient Comments: Multiple Myeloma - Symptoms, from Medicine Net

Stages of Multiple Myeloma