Multiple Myeloma is a cancer that begins in the blood’s plasma, leading to weakened bones. Plasma cells are a particular type of white blood cells that are found in bone marrow. When this rather uncommon form of cancer originates, it starts with these plasma cells that become cancerous and begin to multiply. This type of cancer inflicts damage upon multiple parts of the boy, including the immune system, various bones, the kidneys and the red cell count of the body. Symptoms are often not even present, which can make diagnosing this type of cancer difficult, often resulting in its discovery in its later stages.
If you are diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma but are not currently experiencing the symptoms associated with this form of cancer, it may be possible that your physician may not set forth a line of treatment right away. While it may not be considered a traditional form of treatment, patient monitoring can typically be the first action taken toward Multiple Myeloma. Regular office visits will be scheduled, with periodic testing of the urine and the blood to check for signals that the cancer might be progressing. When this occurs, treatment will be discussed.
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