Multiple Myeloma

Plasma Cell Neoplasms (Including Multiple Myeloma)

General Information About Plasma Cell Neoplasms

KEY POINTS

  • Plasma cell neoplasms are diseases in which the body makes too many plasma cells.
  • Plasma cell neoplasms can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer).
  • There are several types of plasma cell neoplasms.
    • Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)
    • Plasmacytoma
    • Multiple myeloma
  • Multiple myeloma and other plasma cell neoplasms may cause a condition called amyloidosis.
  • Age can affect the risk of plasma cell neoplasms.
  • Tests that examine the blood, bone marrow, and urine are used to diagnose multiple myeloma and other plasma cell neoplasms.
  • Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

Read the full article on the National Cancer Institute website.


Latest Treatments Update

Chinese Skullcap Scutellaria baicalensis
This study concluded that Chinese Skullcap inhibits the proliferation of myeloma cell lines by induction of apoptosis.

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