• Does multiple myeloma often come after or resulting in a different type of cancer?

    Asked by downbutnotout on Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Does multiple myeloma often come after or resulting in a different type of cancer?

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    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Downbutnotout,
      So as discussed earlier, MM is a disease of the plasma cells. It is a hematologic cancer second only to leukemia. If it happens in only 1 cell, it is called plasmacytosis. However, most often it happens in more than one cell in the soft spongy marrow of the bone. More than one cell affected is what makes it Multiple Myeloma. It is its own entity and although it has varying subtypes, it is and always remains a disease of the plasma cells. I LOVE YOUR QUESTIONS!!! .

      over 3 years ago
    • downbutnotout's Avatar
      downbutnotout

      Thanks Carm, I'm just trying to learn as much as I can so when the Dr's tell me something I will know a little about what they are trying to tell me.

      I appreciate your answers too!

      over 3 years ago

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