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.
Tiffany Williams sees "the silver lining" of her multiple myeloma diagnosis, as "not taking time for granted...It’s the here. It’s the now. Tomorrow isn’t promise, and remembering that on a daily basis."