Multiple Myeloma

In multiple myeloma, a certain kind of white blood cell called a plasma cell begins to multiply abnormally within the bone marrow. Normally, plasma cells are responsible for producing antibodies that help fight infections. In multiple myeloma, however, excessive plasma cells release unhealthy levels of protein (called immunoglobulin) into the bones and blood. The excessive protein accumulates throughout the body, causing organ damage.
Tip: Use a Child-Size Spoon for Swallowing Problems
People with cancer often have problems swallowing, either as a direct result of the cancer or as a side effect of chemo or radiation. If your parent’s... read more