Multiple Myeloma Treatment in Alabama - Clearview Cancer Institute

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Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a cancer that is found in the plasma cells which are located in bone marrow. As with all cancers, the normal healthy cells mutate into cancer cells and multiply at a faster rate than a healthy blood cell. When these cells start multiplying at a faster rate, they produce a tumor in the bone marrow called a plasmacytoma. If just one tumor is detected in the bone marrow it is called an isolated plasmacytoma. When it is more than one tumor, it is classified as multiple myeloma.

What Causes Multiple Myeloma?

Although it is not clear what exactly causes multiple myeloma, doctors do know that it begins with just one abnormal plasma cell in the bone marrow. Because cancer cells don’t mature and then die off like normal healthy cells do, they accumulate, and eventually overwhelm the production of healthy cells.

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