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Multiple myeloma is a cancer that begins in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell. These cells are part of your immune system, which helps protect the body from germs and other harmful substances. In time, myeloma cells collect in the bone marrow and in the solid parts of bones.

No one knows the exact causes of multiple myeloma, but it is more common in older people and African Americans. It can run in families. Common symptoms may include

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  1. Multiple Myeloma (National Library of Medicine)  
    Multiple myeloma is a cancer that begins in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell. These cells ... bones. No one knows the exact causes of multiple myeloma, but it is more common in older people ...
  2. ... Trials NCI Publications Español Plasma Cell Neoplasms (Including Multiple Myeloma) Treatment (PDQ®) Stages of Plasma Cell Neoplasms Key ... of undetermined significance (MGUS), macroglobulinemia, and plasmacytoma. After multiple myeloma has been diagnosed, tests are done to find ...
  3. Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation)  
    We Are Beating Multiple Myeloma Now. Join Us. Multiple myeloma patients have options today because the status quo just a few years ago was, ... Support our success. Donate now. If you have multiple myeloma, you have options. At the MMRF, we’re ...
  4. ... the throat can make it hard to swallow. Multiple myeloma In multiple myeloma , abnormal plasma cells ( myeloma cells ) ... tired. Muscle weakness. Restlessness. Confusion or trouble thinking. Multiple myeloma and other plasma cell neoplasms may cause a ...
  5. Multiple Myeloma Symptoms (Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation)  
    ... ET. CALL NOW Home » About Multiple Myeloma » Symptoms Multiple Myeloma Symptoms Multiple myeloma symptoms may vary by patient, ... to be managed or prevented. The most common multiple myeloma symptoms may include: • Bone pain or bone fractures • ...
  6. ... trials is available from the NCI Web site . Multiple Myeloma Patients without signs or symptoms may not need ... is available from the NCI Web site . Refractory Multiple Myeloma Treatment of refractory multiple myeloma may include the ...
  7. What Is Multiple Myeloma? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... the key statistics about multiple myeloma? What is multiple myeloma? Multiple myeloma is a cancer formed by malignant ...
  8. Can Multiple Myeloma Be Found Early? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... Topic Signs and symptoms of multiple myeloma Can multiple myeloma be found early? It’s difficult to diagnose multiple ...
  9. ... multiple myeloma? What are the risk factors for multiple myeloma? A risk factor is anything that changes a ...
  10. ... Additional resources for multiple myeloma What’s new in multiple myeloma research and treatment? Important research into multiple myeloma ...
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