Myeloma

Myeloma is the most common primary bone cancer. It is a cancer that begins in bone (primary bone cancer) which is different from cancer that begins somewhere else in the body and spreads to bone (secondary bone cancer). It is a malignant tumor of bone marrow. Multiple myeloma affects approximately five to seven people per 100,000 each year. According to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, more than 56,000 Americans are living with the disease each year. Most cases are seen in patients between the ages of 50 and 70 years old. Any bone can be involved.

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