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Multiple Myeloma

 

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells which are a type of white blood cells.

Causes
Causes are not known.

Symptoms

  • Bone pain, especially in the back and ribs
  • Fractures
  • Weakness
  • Infections
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Renal failure
  • Anemia

Treatment
Treatment is not required if symptoms are not present. When symptoms appear, treatment may involve:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Steroids and other medication
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Radiation therapy

Prevention
Since the causes are not clear, there is no way to prevent it.