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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)  
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  2. Multiple Myeloma Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
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  4. What You Need to Know about Multiple Myeloma From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
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  5. How Is Multiple Myeloma Diagnosed? (American Cancer Society)  
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  6. Do We Know What Causes Multiple Myeloma? (American Cancer Society)  
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