Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells. It is synonymous with "myeloma" and "plasma cell myeloma." Plasma cells make antibodies against infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria. A cancerous or malignant plasma cell is called a myeloma cell. Myeloma is called “multiple” because there are frequently multiple patches or areas in bone marrow where it grows.
Dan was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2013. After an unsuccessful transplant, he was put on a different treatment regimen. Since then, he has been living symptom-free. He now shares his story about his journey and how knowledge is key.