What Is the Definition of Multiple Myeloma?

Q:
What is the definition of multiple myeloma?

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Multiple myeloma is a kind of blood cancer. It starts in the spongy tissue inside bones, where your body makes blood cells, including a type called plasma cell. These cells can grow out of control and crowd out the normal and healthy cells. When they build up, they form a tumor. The word ‘multiple’ in its name means that there is more than one tumor. Scientists are not sure what is the cause of multiple myeloma.

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