Multiple MyelomaMultiple myeloma is a blood cancer that starts in the bone marrow and affects the bones. Multiple myeloma occurs when white blood cells called plasma cells grow out of control and form tumors, weakening the bone itself. There is no cure for multiple myeloma, but with treatment you can often return to near-normal activity.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer that occurs in white blood cells called plasma cells, which normally help your body fight infections. Multiple myeloma cancer cells build up in your bone marrow where they compete with healthy cells, leading to fatigue and trouble fighting infections.
The cause of multiple myeloma is unknown. Multiple myeloma may occur more often in people over 60 years of age, men, African Americans and rarely in people with a condition known as monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance. There is no cure for multiple myeloma, but with treatment you can often return to near-normal activity.