Myeloma

Myeloma (or Multiple Myeloma), is a cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells help fight infection and disease. Multiple Myeloma is characterized by excessive numbers of abnormal plasma cells in the bone marrow.

Because many organs can be affected by Myeloma, the symptoms and signs vary greatly but can include bone pain, infection, anemia, and/or kidney dysfunction. Treatment for Myeloma focuses mainly on containment and suppression of the disease.