Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer that affects the plasma cells. In multiple myeloma, malignant plasma cells accumulate in the bone marrow, crowding out the normal plasma cells that help fight infections. These malignant plasma cells then produce abnormal proteins (m protein) which may cause tumors, damage the kidneys, and impair immune system function. In some cases, the malignant cells may cause a single tumor, called a solitary plasmacytoma, but if multiple tumors are formed, then the disease is called multiple myeloma.
About the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: We remove obstacles, move faster, and extend lives. At the MMRF, we remove obstacles by inventing new ways to solve problems. The initiatives we have launched have helped accelerate the pace of treating and curing multiple myeloma â€” and are changing the paradigm of how all cancer research is conducted.
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