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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)  
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  4. How Is Multiple Myeloma Diagnosed? (American Cancer Society)  
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  7. ... Low-Dose Dexamethasone Improves Survival for Patients with Multiple Myeloma Summary Results from a randomized phase III trial ... low-dose dexamethasone may benefit some patients with multiple myeloma that has worsened (progressed) despite other treatments. Patients ...
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  10. Can Multiple Myeloma Be Found Early? (American Cancer Society)  
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