According to the Mayo Clinic, multiple myeloma is a cancer that develops in plasma cells. Plasma cells are white blood cells that help the body fight infections by producing antibodies to detect and attack germs. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

Light chain multiple myeloma is a variation of myeloma in which cancerous plasma cells produce antibodies that contain only light protein chains, explains UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Usually, an... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

End stage multiple myeloma is the final stage of advanced multiple myeloma. According to MedlinePlus, the symptoms of end stage multiple myeloma include vomiting, nausea, urination problems, numbness in legs and constipa... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer
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Myeloma is a cancer that forms in the plasma cells, according to Cancer Research UK. Plasma cells are found in the bone marrow. It is also called multiple myeloma, due to the fact that it can grow anywhere that bone marr... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

The most common type of monoclonal protein in multiple myeloma, or cancer of the plasma cells, is IgG, says Lab Tests Online. People with IgG myeloma comprise about 50 to 60 percent of the cases. Those with IgA make up 2... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

As of 2015, the cause of the majority of myeloma cancers is not known, but progress is being made in understanding how mutations in DNA turn tumor suppressor genes on and off, explains the American Cancer Society. Myelom... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

Smoldering multiple myeloma is a condition where there are abnormal plasma cells in the bone marrow, but the person does not suffer from any ill effects such as high calcium levels, kidney failure, anemia or bone lesions... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer