What is Myeloma
Multiple myeloma, or simply myeloma, is caused by uncontrolled growth of a type of cell called a plasma cell. Depending on how severe the disease is, multiple myeloma can be referred to as smoldering multiple myeloma or active multiple myeloma. Treatment options may include radiation, chemotherapy, targeted drug therapy, immunotherapy and stem cell or bone marrow transplant. Many patients with smoldering multiple myeloma do not require treatment but patients who do need treatment are often treated similar to patients with active multiple myeloma.1
How common is Myeloma
It's estimated that 35,730 people will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the US in 2023.2
There are many organizations that support research and advocacy for leukemia. See below for a few of those organizations.
Questions regarding your Myeloma therapy
You can reach the Accredo oncology care team, anytime, day or night, seven days a week.