Multiple myeloma is
Plasma cell dyscrasia; Plasma cell myeloma; Malignant plasmacytoma; Plasmacytoma of bone; Myeloma - multiple
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Plasma cells help the body's immune system fight disease by producing proteins called
The growth of these bone tumors makes it harder for the bone marrow to make red blood cells, white blood cells, and
As the cancer cells grow in the bone marrow, they can cause pain and destruction of the bones. If the bones in the spine are affected, it can put pressure on the nerves, resulting in
Multiple myeloma mainly affects older adults. A history of radiation therapy raises your risk for this type of cancer.