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Myeloma bone scan, X-ray. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma white blood cells. This bone scan of the hip is being done to detect bone lesions (dark patches) that are caused by this condition. This is an important stage in the assessment of this condition, involving planning how to treat the damage caused by the disease. Treatment includes drugs to strengthen the bones, as well as radiotherapy and stem cell therapy to target the cancerous blood cells.
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