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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Mieloma múltiple

Multiple myeloma (MUL-tih-pul MY-eh-LOH-muh)
A type of cancer that begins in plasma cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies). Also called Kahler disease, myelomatosis, and plasma cell myeloma.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.