Multiple myeloma is a form of cancer that takes place in a plasma cell, a type of white blood cell. The main function of plasma cells is to make antibodies that have the ability of recognition of germs and attacks them. Plasma cells hence aid in fighting infections. When a person has multiple myeloma cancer cells tend to build up in the bone marrow. They soon outnumber healthy blood cells. The cancerous cells begin to produce proteins which result in kidney problems instead of producing antibodies. Multiple myeloma does not always require treatment. In the absence of signs and symptoms treatment is not necessary most of the times.
There is an absence of any cures for multiple myeloma but treatment may result in the resumption of almost normal life. Some standard treatments are: