What Is Multiple Myeloma?

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Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer. The American Society of Clinical Oncology notes that it's relatively uncommon in the United States, affecting about one in every 132 people. Around 30,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. This cancer forms in white blood cells in blood plasma and can affect different organ systems. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma to improve your awareness of this disease.