What is myeloma?

Myeloma occurs when abnormal plasma cells of the bone marrow grow in an uncontrolled way.

Plasma cells develop in the bone marrow from B lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Plasma cells make antibodies that help the body fight infection. Read More

Myeloma occurs when plasma cells grow abnormally and become myeloma cells. Myeloma cells build up in the bone marrow and form tumours in one or many bones of the body. Myeloma cells also crowd the bone marrow, preventing it from making healthy blood cells. Hide