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Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma: Introduction

Multiple Myeloma: Myeloma cells tend to collect in the bone marrow and in the hard, outer part of bones. Sometimes they collect in only one ... more about Multiple Myeloma.

Multiple Myeloma: A rare malignant cancer that occurs in the bone marrow. More common in skull, spine, rib cage, pelvis and legs. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Multiple Myeloma is available below.

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Causes of Multiple Myeloma

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Multiple Myeloma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Multiple Myeloma

Myeloma cells tend to collect in the bone marrow and in the hard, outer part of bones. Sometimes they collect in only one bone and form a single mass, or tumor , called a plasmacytoma . In most cases, however, the myeloma cells collect in many bones, often forming many tumors and causing other problems. When this happens, the disease is called multiple myeloma. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Multiple Myeloma: NCI)

Definitions of Multiple Myeloma:

A bone marrow-based plasma cell neoplasm characterized by a serum monoclonal protein and skeletal destruction with osteolytic lesions, pathological fractures, bone pain, hypercalcemia, and anemia. Clinical variants include non-secretory myeloma, smoldering myeloma, indolent myeloma, and plasma cell leukemia. (WHO, 2001) -- 2003 - (Source - Diseases Database)

Myeloma that develops in several places at the same time - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Multiple Myeloma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Multiple Myeloma, or a subtype of Multiple Myeloma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Multiple Myeloma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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