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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. Multiple Myeloma Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Multiple Myeloma Introduction Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. Each year, thousands ... causes damage to the chromosomes leading to cancer. Multiple Myeloma Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that ...
  3. Search Español Plasma Cell Neoplasms (Including Multiple Myeloma) Treatment (PDQ®) Last Modified: October 21, 2014 General Information About Plasma Cell Neoplasms Plasma cell neoplasms are diseases in which the body ...
  4. 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 ...
  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. How Is Multiple Myeloma Diagnosed? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... Topic How is multiple myeloma staged? How is multiple myeloma diagnosed? If symptoms suggest that a person might ... change the appearance of the heart muscle. Diagnosing multiple myeloma from test results The results of any single ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
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