Myeloma is a type of cancer that develops from plasma cells in your bone marrow. It is sometimes known as multiple myeloma, or plasma cell myeloma,
Myeloma can develop anywhere there are plasma cells. It can be anywhere there is bone marrow, including the pelvis, spine and ribcage.
Myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer. In the United States there are over 95,000 people living with myeloma. More than 30,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
Myeloma is twice as common in people of African descent.