monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance

Pronunciation: (MAH-noh-KLOH-nul ga-MAH-puh-thee ... UN-deh-TER-mind sig-NIH-fih-kunts)

A benign condition in which there is a higher-than-normal level of a protein called M protein in the blood. Patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance are at an increased risk of developing cancer. Also called MGUS.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

2004-12-22 Date last modified: 2007-10-01