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Multiple myeloma is the malignant growth of plasma cells. Plasma cells are B lymphocytes specialized for production of immunoglobulines. It is assumed that the malignant transformation occurs in a cell that has been through maturation in germinal centers of the spleen or a lymph node.
The disease is progressive and is sometimes diagnosed before symptoms develop. Curative treatment for myeloma is rarely possible, but for the last 10-15 years, several new drugs have been developed, which have currently nearly doubled the survival rate.
There are no known causes of multiple myeloma, except from underlying causes of all cancer disease. The cancer type is revised >>>
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