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What are bone lesions and how are they related to multiple myeloma?

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When cancerous plasma cells are in bone marrow, your bones can’t break down and regrow as they should. This makes them thin and creates areas of abnormal bone called bone lesions. Almost everyone who has multiple myeloma will have bone lesions at some time.

SOURCES:

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: "Bone Lesions and Damage," "Bone Marrow Tests," "Kyphoplasty," "Multiple Myeloma Tests," "Orthopedic Interventions," "Vertebroplasty," "What are bisphosphonates?"

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "About multiple myeloma."

Sigurdur, K., Minter, A., Korde, N., Tan, E., Landgren, O. , published online May 1, 2012. Bone disease in multiple myeloma and precursor disease: novel diagnostic approaches and implications on clinical management

University of Pennsylvania Health System: "All About Multiple Myeloma."

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: "Bisphosphonates (marketed as Actonel, Actonel+Ca, Aredia, Boniva, Didronel, Fosamax, Fosamax+D, Reclast, Skelid, and Zometa) Information."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 2, 2018

SOURCES:

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: "Bone Lesions and Damage," "Bone Marrow Tests," "Kyphoplasty," "Multiple Myeloma Tests," "Orthopedic Interventions," "Vertebroplasty," "What are bisphosphonates?"

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "About multiple myeloma."

Sigurdur, K., Minter, A., Korde, N., Tan, E., Landgren, O. , published online May 1, 2012. Bone disease in multiple myeloma and precursor disease: novel diagnostic approaches and implications on clinical management

University of Pennsylvania Health System: "All About Multiple Myeloma."

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: "Bisphosphonates (marketed as Actonel, Actonel+Ca, Aredia, Boniva, Didronel, Fosamax, Fosamax+D, Reclast, Skelid, and Zometa) Information."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 2, 2018

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