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Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that develops in the plasma cells of the bone marrow. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell that produces antibodies to help the body fight infection. In multiple myeloma, these cells become cancerous and multiply uncontrollably, forming tumors in the bones and damaging them. This can lead to bone pain, weakness, and fractures. Additionally, the cancerous cells may also accumulate in the kidneys and cause damage, resulting in symptoms such as kidney failure, high blood calcium levels, and anemia. Treatment options for multiple myeloma can include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and stem cell transplantation.
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