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- Myeloma is cancer of the plasma cells.
- Plasma cells are white blood cells that produce disease- and infection-fighting antibodies in your body.
- Myeloma cells prevent the normal production of antibodies, leaving your body’s immune system weakened and susceptible to infection.
- The multiplication of myeloma cells also interferes with the normal production and function of red and white blood cells.
- An abnormally high amount of these dysfunctional antibodies in the bloodstream can cause kidney damage.
- Additionally, the myeloma cells commonly produce substances that cause bone destruction, leading to bone pain and/or fractures.
- Myeloma cells are produced in the bone marrow, the soft tissue inside your bones.
- Sometimes myeloma cells will travel through your blood stream and collect in other bones in your body.
- Because myeloma frequently occurs at many sites in the bone marrow, it is often referred to as multiple myeloma.
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