There are several kinds of multiple myeloma. There also are many precancerous conditions that can sometimes lead to MM.
Smoldering multiple myeloma is an early form of multiple myeloma. You might hear your doctor call it asymptomatic.
Sometimes the first treatment you try doesn't work. Your doctor might call this primary refractory multiple myeloma.
Many doctors refer to late-stage multiple myeloma as stage III. This is the stage you’re most likely to be in when diagnosed.
Your doctor tells you your multiple myeloma is in remission. But what exactly does that mean?