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What is solitary plasmacytoma?

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When plasma cells become cancerous and grow out of control, they can create a tumor called a plasmacytoma, usually in a bone or other tissue. If you have one of these, it's called a solitary plasmacytoma. If you have more than one in different locations, it's multiple myeloma.

From: Types of Multiple Myeloma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What is Multiple Myeloma?"

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Multiple Myeloma-Stages."

Canadian Cancer Society: "Types of Multiple Myeloma," “Multiple myeloma.”

Myeloma Crowd: "Types of Multiple Myeloma."

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 16, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What is Multiple Myeloma?"

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Multiple Myeloma-Stages."

Canadian Cancer Society: "Types of Multiple Myeloma," “Multiple myeloma.”

Myeloma Crowd: "Types of Multiple Myeloma."

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 16, 2018

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