What Is Multiple Myeloma and How Can It Be Managed?

Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that affects certain blood cells called plasma cells. Plasma cells are an important part of the immune system and they help keep the body healthy. When plasma cells turn cancerous, they multiply and can become multiple myeloma.

There are several treatments that kill myeloma cells, including injectable and oral medicines, chemotherapy, and stem cell transplants. Many medical advancements have been made over the past decade. Treatments that work with the immune system have become an important part of treating multiple myeloma.