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What is Myeloma?

What is Myeloma?

  • Myeloma: A primary malignancy of the plasma cells.
  • 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: a tumor of the bone marrow (usually malignant) composed of cells normally found in bone marrow.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Myeloma: Introduction

Types of Myeloma:

Types of Myeloma:

Broader types of Myeloma:

How serious is Myeloma?

Complications of Myeloma: see complications of Myeloma
Average life years lost for Myeloma: 13.3 years (SEER)1

What causes Myeloma?

Causes of Myeloma: see causes of Myeloma

What are the symptoms of Myeloma?

Symptoms of Myeloma: see symptoms of Myeloma

Complications of Myeloma: see complications of Myeloma

Can anyone else get Myeloma?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Myeloma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Myeloma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Myeloma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Myeloma: Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Myeloma.
Treatments for Myeloma: see treatments for Myeloma
Research for Myeloma: see research for Myeloma

Organs Affected by Myeloma:

Organs and body systems related to Myeloma include:

Name and Aliases of Myeloma

Main name of condition: Myeloma

Class of Condition for Myeloma: cancer

Other names or spellings for Myeloma:

Kahler's disease, Multiple myeloma, Plasma cell tumors, Plasmacytoma Source - Diseases Database

Myeloma: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Myeloma:

1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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