Early detection of multiple myeloma in primary care using blood tests: a case–control study in primary care
Background: Multiple myeloma is a haematological cancer characterised by numerous non-specific symptoms leading to diagnostic delay in a large proportion of patients.
Aim: To identify which blood tests are useful in suggesting or excluding a diagnosis of myeloma.
Design and setting: A matched case–control study set in UK primary care using routinely collected data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink.
Method: Symptom prevalence and blood tests were analysed ...Expand abstract
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