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 includeBone pain, often in the back or ribsFractures (broken bones)Weakness or fatigueWeight lossFrequent infections and feversFeeling very thirstyFrequent urinationDoctors diagnose multiple myeloma using lab tests, imaging tests, and a bone marrow biopsy. Your treatment depends on how advanced the disease is and whether you have symptoms. If you have no symptoms, you may not need treatment right away. If you have symptoms, you may have chemotherapy, stem cell transplantation, radiation, or targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.NIH: National Cancer Institute

Disease Alternative Name

plasma-cell myeloma
plasmacytoma
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To diagnosed plasma cell dyscrasia (PCD) you need to have a monoclonal protein, either in blood or urine. Normal plasma cells usually make either kappa or lambda light containing immunoglobulin and are usually equal in number. However, if t...


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Baroda Medical Collage

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Gandhi Medical College, Dr. NTRUHS

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Burla.Odisha
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Professor Radiology. 1984 To 1993 Superintendent & Principal. 93 To 96 Director Medical Education.96 To 98.

Patna Medical College.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Pune
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PHC Bichpuri and ESI Dispensary Chippitola Agra & SN Medical College Agra & Fatehgarh

Medical Officer Incharge

SN Medical College, Agra

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