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Multiple Myeloma/Other Plasma Cell Neoplasms

Definition of multiple myeloma: A type of cancer that begins in plasma cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies). Also called Kahler disease, myelomatosis, and plasma cell myeloma. 

Estimated new cases and deaths from multiple myeloma in the United States in 2014:

  • New cases: 24,050
  • Deaths: 11,090

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