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Multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma, also known as myeloma, is a type of bone marrow cancer.
Symptoms of multiple myeloma
In the early stages, multiple myeloma may not cause any symptoms or complications, and may only be diagnosed after a routine blood or urine test.
Causes of multiple myeloma
In multiple myeloma, it is not known what causes the plasma cells inside the bone marrow to become cancerous.
Diagnosing multiple myeloma
Multiple myeloma is a rare type of cancer that initially has few or no symptoms. This means that a diagnosis can often be delayed.
Treating multiple myeloma
If you have multiple myeloma, you will be cared for by a team of healthcare professionals, usually led by a consultant haematologist who specialises in myeloma.