How is multiple myeloma staged?

Updated: Sep 12, 2018
  • Author: Mohammad I Abu Zaid, MBBS; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Staging for multiple myeloma does not use the TNM system. Instead, the following systems are commonly used to characterize the bulk and aggressiveness of the disease:

  • International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) diagnostic criteria [1]  
  • International Staging System (ISS) [2]
  • Revised International Staging System(R-ISS) [3]

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