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- CT Scan (Computerized Tomography)
- Sedimentation Rate
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- Monoclonal Antibodies
- cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
- bortezomib - injection, Velcade
- thalidomide, Thalomid
- doxorubicin - injection, Adriamycin, Rubex
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- lenalidomide (Revlimid)
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