Multiple Myeloma

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 is a cancer that develops in the bone marrow, the spongy tissue found in the center of most bones. The bone marrow produces red blood cells, ...
  3. Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that starts in the plasma cells in the bone marrow. Bone marrow ... fight infection by producing proteins called antibodies . With multiple myeloma, plasma cells grow out of control in the ...
  4. Treatment of plasma cell neoplasms (including multiple myeloma, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, and plasmacytoma) includes observation, ...
  5. Multiple Myeloma/Start Here ... Multiple Myeloma ... Amyloidosis/Related Issues ... Amyloidosis ... Treatment of plasma cell neoplasms (including multiple myeloma, monoclonal ...
  6. Multiple Myeloma/Diagnosis and Tests ... Multiple Myeloma ... National Cancer Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Treatment of plasma cell neoplasms ( ...
  7. What Is Multiple Myeloma? (American Cancer Society)  
    Multiple Myeloma/Start Here ... Multiple Myeloma ... Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer formed by malignant plasma cells. ... American Cancer Society
  8. Multiple Myeloma/Related Issues ... Multiple Myeloma ... American Cancer Society ... As you deal with your cancer and the process of treatment, you need to have frank, ...
  9. Important research into multiple myeloma is being done in many university hospitals, medical centers, and other institutions around the country.
  10. Tests to Find Multiple Myeloma (American Cancer Society)  
    If symptoms suggest that a person might have multiple myeloma, lab tests on blood and/or urine, x- ...
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