We just added a new page to our site to provide more information on multiple myeloma cancer.
Multiple myeloma is the second most commonly diagnosed form of blood cancer and it occurs within the plasma cells, located within the bone marrow, become malignant.
When plasma cells are healthy, they play a vital role in helping to maintain the body’s immune system. However, when these plasma cells become malignant, or cancerous, they impair the body’s immune system, which can result in various symptoms such as kidney complications, bone fractures, anemia and infections.
During the early stages of myeloma, most patients experience no visible signs or symptoms
Although this form of cancer is currently considered incurable, it is a treatable disease. New research has improved cancer treatment options for this disease significantly over the past decade, increasing the survival rates among myeloma patients. Some of these promising new treatments include immunotherapy drugs like Darzalex (Daratumumab) and Empliciti (Elotuzumab).