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Myeloma

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My Dad

Teec84
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Hello everyone, I am here with regards my father, he was diagnosed with bowel cancer in January and thankfully it was got at an early stage and surgery has removed it all but on his CT scan he has Lytic lesions on both sides of his pelvis and a few small ones on his spine, the Haematologist he seen was unsure of it being Myeloma and has said that he will see him again once he recovers from his bowel surgery in 3 weeks, I should also add that my Dad has pain in his hip and his skin is very itchy with a large purple lesion on his calf, I was wondering if anyone would know what the Haematologists next steps may be? Thank you 

latchbrook
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Hi and welcome to the online community

I'm very sorry to hear that your dad has recently been diagnosed with bowel cancer and that he might also have myeloma.

I don't know what the haematologist's next steps will be but I'm replying to you so that your post will be bumped back to the top of the page where it will hopefully be seen by someone who can help you. You could also have a look at this information from Macmillan on diagnosing myeloma.

When you have a minute it would be useful if could pop something about your father's journey so far into your profile as it really helps others when answering or looking for someone with a similar diagnosis. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Edit Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.

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greg777
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Hi Teec,

Welcome to the forum, although I am really sorry to read about your father. In terms of next steps for myeloma, the hematologists will likely do some specialist blood tests and perhaps a bone marrow biopsy to confirm whether it is myeloma or not. They will be looking for certain markers in the blood which will tell them whether myeloma cells are present, and then the appropriate treatment will kick in after then.

I hope this helps in some way and very best wishes to you and your father.

Greg