Multiple myeloma is a kind of cancer formed by abnormal plasma cells, found in the blood. Normally, plasma cells help your body's immune system fight infections by making proteins called antibodies that attack and kill germs. When plasma cells grow out of control, they can form a tumor, usually in the bone marrow. This tumor is a myeloma. If there are several, they are called multiple myeloma.
More than 15,000 people in this country will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma this year.
At the John Stoddard Cancer Center, know that we will be here for you through every step of your battle against multiple myeloma. Using our extensive experience dealing with every stage of this disease, our cutting-edge treatments, and vast resources, we will do everything we can to help.
Read on to find out more about multiple myeloma and what we have to offer. You'll see that from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up, you can count on us to provide quality, comprehensive care. Together, we can design the best possible treatment plan for you. Know that, along with hundreds of other cancer centers nationwide, we will continue to find the answers our research to help find a cure for this disease.