Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer formed by malignant plasma cells. Normal plasma cells are found in the bone marrow and are an important part of the immune system. If you (or a loved one) are worried about developing multiple myeloma, have just been diagnosed, are going through treatment, or are trying to stay well after treatment, the Detailed Guide or the Overview can help you find the answers you need.
Stem cell transplants are used to restore the stem cells when the bone marrow has been destroyed by disease, chemotherapy (chemo), or radiation. Depending on the source of the stem cells, this procedure may be called a bone marrow transplant, a peripheral blood stem cell transplant, or a cord blood transplant.
Clinical trials are studies in which people volunteer to take part in tests of new drugs or procedures. Knowing all you can about clinical trials can help you feel better when deciding whether or not to take part in one.
Talking about cancer can be hard. Here you'll find tips to help make it easier to talk with others about cancer, including your health care team and your family, friends, and co-workers.
To get tailored information about your cancer experience that you can share with others, use Circle Of Sharing.