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What You Need To Know About Multiple Myeloma

BP World Bureau | Apr 02 2021
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Multiple myeloma is cancer arising from cells related to blood cells namely the plasma cells. 

Due to this cancer, the body sees an increased proliferation of plasma cells in the bone marrow which results in excess production of one type of protein that can harm the body. 

This severely impacts the immune system and also significantly affects normal bone marrow function, affecting not only the production of RBC (Red Blood Cells) and WBC (White Blood Cells) but other parts of the body as well. 

Some of the noted symptoms of the disease include;

Bone pains

Backache

Fractures without trauma

Paleness

Lethargy

Sleepiness or drowsiness

Headaches

Fatigue

Swelling over feet

Increased leg cramps

Weight loss

Common cold or pneumonia

Multiple myeloma occurs more in men above 50 years of age, based on general statistics.