East Texas Myeloma
Myeloma is a tumor involving the blood producing cells in the bone
marrow. A cancerous plasma cell is called a Myeloma and Myeloma is
called "multiple" since there are frequently multiple areas in
the bones where tumors or lesions have developed.
Myeloma cells crowd out normal blood cells and affect the immune system. A specific cause has not yet been identified.
Most patients who have multiple Myeloma don't die from the disease itself, they die from other diseases the Myeloma makes them more susceptible to.
Despite the fact there is no cure for the disease, many people who have it can be treated so they can live fairly normal lives, she said.
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ETMSG is affiliated with the International Myeloma Foundation