If no treatment for multiple myeloma is recommended, is a bone marrow biopsy necessary?

In this week’s video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie answers a question about whether a patient should undergo a bone marrow biopsy, even if treatment is not recommended at the time.

Bottom Line: 

If you are unsure about diagnosis, treatment, or testing, consult an expert.

Image of Dr. Brian G.M. DurieDr. Brian G.M. Durie serves as Chairman of the International Myeloma Foundation and serves on its Scientific Advisory Board. Additionally, he is Chairman of the IMF's International Myeloma Working Group, a consortium of nearly 200 myeloma experts from around the world. Dr. Durie also leads the IMF’s Black Swan Research Initiative®.

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