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  Dr. Koop - Multiple Myeloma- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Multiple Myeloma is a malignant neoplasm (cancer) of the bone marrow.
Multiple myeloma is a malignant disorder of the plasma cells, a type of white blood cell found in many tissues of the body but mainly in the bone marrow.
Multiple myeloma is a disease of older adults.
www.drkoop.com /encyclopedia/93/621.html   (1138 words)

  
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Multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cell, is an incurable but treatable disease.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow.
A multiple myeloma is a malignant neoplasm of plasma cells that arises in the bone marrow.
www.diseasedirectory.net /Cancer/Hematologic/Multiple_Myeloma/default.aspx   (820 words)

  
 Multiple myeloma - Medical Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Multiple myeloma (also known as myeloma or plasma cell myeloma) is a hematologic cancer, meaning it develops in the blood.
It is a cancer of the plasma cell, an important part of the immune system that produces immunoglobulins (antibodies) to help fight infection and disease.
Multiple myeloma is the second most prevalent blood cancer after non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
www.nursingstudy.com /encyclopedia/Multiple_myeloma.html   (240 words)

  
 PersonalMD.com Health Encyclopedia
Multiple myeloma occurs when plasma cells in the bone marrow multiply to excess.
For reasons doctors don't yet fully understand, multiple myeloma occurs when abnormal plasma cells multiply quickly and disturb the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets being made.
The main symptom of multiple myeloma is pain in your bones, particularly in your vertebrae (backbones).
www.personalmd.com /crs.jsp?f=mmcanc.html   (744 words)

  
 Multiple Myeloma: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment continued
The goal of multiple myeloma treatment is to slow the progression of the disease and to control symptoms.
Standard multiple myeloma treatment options have too many side effects and too few benefits to be used unless symptoms are present.
Radiation therapy provides palliative care for multiple myeloma patients, slowing the progression of tumor growth and providing bone pain relief.
www.multiple-myeloma-treatment.com   (403 words)

  
 Healthopedia.com - Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma occurs when a specialized white cell, known as a plasma cell, becomes cancerous.
Like all components of blood, plasma cells are produced in the bone marrow.
There is no known cause of multiple myeloma.
www.healthopedia.com /multiple-myeloma   (270 words)

  
 MedlinePlus: Multiple Myeloma
Multiple Myeloma: Cancer of the Bone Marrow (International Myeloma Foundation) - Large PDF file
Myeloma Diagnosis and Staging (Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation)
The primary NIH organization for research on Multiple Myeloma is the National Cancer Institute
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/multiplemyeloma.html   (398 words)

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