A comparison of multiple myeloma and amyloidosis

Multiple myeloma is an uncommon cancer affecting plasma cells in the bone marrow. Tumors in the bones and other organs can cause the cells to grow out of control. A complication of this cancer is amyloidosis, and both conditions share some similarities.

The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 34,740 peopleTrusted Source will receive a diagnosis of multiple myeloma in the United States in 2022.

Amyloidosis is a condition associated with multiple myeloma. In amyloidosis, the abnormal plasma cells create many light-chain proteins that can form amyloid deposits. These deposits can cause organ damage. Doctors regard this form of amyloidosis as a complication of multiple myeloma.

Keep reading to learn more about the link between multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, including how doctors might diagnose and treat these conditions.


Source: Medical News Today

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