Cancer that arises in plasma cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies).

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Multiple Myeloma Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Although multiple myeloma may not cause symptoms early in the disease, it''s likely that you''ll experience symptoms as the disease progresses. Signs and symptoms of the disease can vary from person t...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Although the exact cause isn''t known, doctors do know that multiple myeloma begins with one abnormal plasma cell in your bone marrow. This abnormal cell then starts to multiply. Because abnormal cell...
Source: MayoClinic

Multiple Myeloma Treatment

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Complications
... Multiple myeloma can result in several complications: Impaired immunity. Myeloma cells inhibit the production of antibodies needed for normal immunity. Having multiple myeloma may make you more likely...
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Treatment
... Generally, if you have multiple myeloma and aren''t experiencing symptoms, you don''t need treatment. However, your doctors will likely monitor your condition at variable intervals, checking for signs...
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Multiple Myeloma Support

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Coping skills
... A diagnosis of cancer can be extremely challenging. Remember that no matter what your concerns or prognosis, you''re not alone. These strategies and resources may make dealing with cancer easier: Know...
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Multiple Myeloma Other

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Donor Leukocyte Infusion
... Over the past 25 years, bone marrow transplantation has increased cure and long-term survival rates for patients diagnosed with leukemia and other blood disorders. Nonetheless, many patients who succe...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Multiple Myeloma and Other Plasma Cell Neoplasms: Treatment
... What are plasma cell neoplasms? Plasma cell neoplasms are diseases in which certain cells in the blood (called plasma cells) become cancer. Plasma cells are made by white blood cells called lymphocyte...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

   

Multiple Myeloma Articles

  • Multiple Myeloma Treatment
    ... If there are no symptoms, treatment may not be needed. A doctor will follow the patient closely so treatment can be started if symptoms develop. If there are symptoms, treatment will probably be chemo...
  • Multiple Myeloma Treatment
    ... If there are no symptoms, treatment may not be needed. A doctor will follow the patient closely so treatment can be started if symptoms develop. If there are symptoms, treatment will probably be chemo...
  • Preguntas y respuestas acerca del cáncer metastásico
    ... ¿Qué es el cáncer? El cáncer es un grupo de diferentes enfermedades que empiezan en las células, la unidad básica del cuerpo para vivir. Normalmente, las células crecen, se dividen y reproducen a medi...
  • The NCI Cancer Centers Program
    ... The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Centers Program comprises more than 50 NCI-designated cancer centers engaged in multidisciplinary research to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortali...
  • Tumor Grade: Questions and Answers
    ... Key Points Tumor grade is a system used to classify cancer cells in terms of how abnormal they look under a microscope and how quickly the tumor is likely to grow and spread (see Question 2). A pathol...

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