Multiple myeloma, is a blood cancer originating from plasma cells. Plasma cells are kind of white blood cell that helps fight diseases. Bone marrow provides plasma cells, and multiple myeloma attacks the bones.
At any one time, there are about 17,500 people living with myeloma in the UK. It values 15% of blood cancers and 2% of all cancers. Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterized by the neoplastic proliferation of plasma cells producing a monoclonal immunoglobulin. The plasma cells proliferate in the bone marrow and often results in extensive skeletal destruction with osteolytic lesions, osteopenia, and/or pathologic fractures.