Just got the call. His numbers are jumping all over the place. (My opinion, not the doctor's)
Some background: For years, his M-SPIKE was ZERO.
Last summer, it jumped up to .3 and stayed there for almost a year. (blood work results)
6 months ago, it jumped up to .6 (blood work results)
3 months ago it was at .8 (blood work results)
At this point, Dr. Safah ordered a Bone Marrow Biopsy. The reading was only 0.2 and were were all happy about this.
Fast forward to this month:
M-SPIKE 1.0 (blood work)
We have been going to a Slidell oncologist out of convenience, but have an appointment with Dr. Safah at TULANE in December. I just don't know what to think about this. The bone marrow biopsy is a more definitive test than blood work.
His LIGHT CHAINS are weird, too.
Normal levels of serum free light chains are:
• Kappa: 3.3–19.4 mg/L
• Lambda: 5.71–26.3 mg/L
• Kappa/lambda ratio: 0.26–1.65
His March numbers were:
September found us at:
I'd be delighted to get some feedback from you guys. TIA.
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