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What is Multiple Myeloma?

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Posted 10/13/2014

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The Nebraska Medical Center's multiple myeloma specialists Edward Faber, MD and Julie Vose, MD, discuss the cancerous bone disease which affects certain white blood cells called plasma cells. Symptoms include holes in the bone and can lead to severe pain, fractures and weakness. Often these symptoms resemble other bone diseases. Test such as x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and bone marrow biopsy can be used to diagnose multiple myeloma. Treatment may include medications and surgical options to control the pain, repairing fractures, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation or stem cell transplantation. For more information about The Nebraska Medical Center's myeloma program, visit or call 1-800-922-0000.