Multiple myeloma


Cancer arises when any given body cell starts to divide in places and at times at which this is not desirable. The abnormal cell grows out of control and has a selective advantage over its neighbors, thereby forming a tumor. The aberrant growth in most tissues results in the formation of a solid tumor. However, tumors originating in blood, bone marrow and the lymphatic system, such as leukemia, multiple myeloma and lymphoma, don’t have a centralized location and are called ‘liquid’ tumors. Multiple myeloma is also called Kahlers disease and is the result of an abnormal growth of a specific type of bone marrow cells, the so-called plasmocytes. Plasmocytes are the antibody-producing cells of the immune system.