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My mum had an auto stem cell transplant last November. Her latest results show her paraprotein level has jumped from 4 to 10 in the last 8 weeks and she is devastated. Should we start to be worried that it’s so high. All other readings, kidney function etc are fine.

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Hi Van,

Welcome to this corner of the forum, although I am incredibly sorry to read the update about your Mum. I have light chain myeloma so I have never had a particularly high paraprotein so I don’t know what would constitute a relapse. I know paraproteins can fluctuate naturally though but I’m unsure at what level there would be cause for concern. What has your Mum’s medical team said? I think they often look for trends rather than one reading as there sometimes can be blips.

Sending you loads of love at this time.