Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer. It starts in your bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside bones.
Multiple myeloma can be tricky. That’s because it sometimes has no symptoms. Or the signs look like other illnesses.
Multiple myeloma, lymphoma, and leukemia are blood cancers. While they are alike in some ways, they affect you differently.
A small number of people with multiple myeloma also may have amyloidosis, another serious blood disease.
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is when small amounts monoclonal antibodies are in your blood.
To check if you have a cancer called multiple myeloma, your doctor may ask you to get a test for M protein.
People of different races, genders, socioeconomic levels, and ages often don’t get equal care for multiple myeloma.