Cancerous plasma cells destroy bone and bone marrow, which "crowd out" healthy blood cells, similar to weeds crowding out healthy plants.
Each cell type has a specific role:
Myeloma cells are cancerous plasma cells that multiply rapidly in the bone marrow, overwhelming other cells.
The reduction of healthy blood cells leads to:
Bone pain and kidney failure may also develop.
Many treatments are available. A doctor experienced in treating multiple myeloma can suggest the proper course.
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