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.
After injuring her clavicle on December 31, 2014, Sally McCullough visited her internist and soon underwent a number of tests that led to her myeloma diagnosis. Soon, Sally connected to the IMF by attending a Support Group that was about an hour’s drive from her home.