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What You Need To Know About™ Multiple Myeloma
    Posted: 03/18/2005


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This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet (NIH Publication No. 04-1575) has important information about multiple myeloma*, cancer that starts in certain white blood cells (plasma cells). You will read about possible causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. You also will find ideas about how to cope with the disease.

Each year, about 15,000 Americans learn they have multiple myeloma. Scientists are studying this disease to find out more about how it develops. And they are looking at better ways to treat it.

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*Words that may be new to readers appear in italics. The "Dictionary" section explains these terms. Some words in the "Dictionary" have a "sounds-like" spelling to show how to pronounce them.

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