multiple myeloma


Definition of multiple myeloma 

: a disease of bone marrow that is characterized by the presence of numerous myelomas in various bones of the body

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The world's oldest known cases of breast cancer and multiple myeloma have been discovered in the remains of mummies in the pharaonic necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa in the Egyptian city of Aswan. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, "Healing process after breast cancer surgery may trigger cancer spread, study says," 11 Apr. 2018 Karo, a La Mesa resident, died June 14 of complications from multiple myeloma. Roger Showley,, "Steve Karo, who led the effort to save Balboa Theatre, dies at 75," 21 June 2018 The cause was complications from multiple myeloma, said his children, Richard Berlin and Lisa Berlin Wittenstein. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Ira Berlin, transformative historian of slavery in America, dies at 77," 6 June 2018 The cause was complications of multiple myeloma, his son, Richard, said. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Ira Berlin Is Dead at 77; Groundbreaking Historian of Slavery," 8 June 2018 But a year later, in 1993, intense pain in her ribs led to the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Marie Mccullough,, "Her identical twin saved her life 25 years ago. Now they're cancer activists," 17 Apr. 2018 For example, multiple myeloma, a very aggressive blood cancer, is twice as likely in adults with a history of childhood obesity. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, "Don't call 'baby fat' cute. Childhood obesity increases your kids' risk of chronic disease," 26 Apr. 2018 Clinical trials aim to show safety and efficacy of new therapies, and WindMIL is testing its method on high-risk multiple myeloma patients. Meredith Cohn,, "Baltimore biotech company raises $32.5 million to continue pursuing cancer immunotherapy treatment," 18 June 2018 The singer and judge lost her father in March 2017 after a five-year battle with multiple myeloma. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Mel B Breaks Down in Tears After We Three's Performance on 'America's Got Talent'," 30 May 2018

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1897, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of multiple myeloma 

: a disease of bone marrow that is characterized by the presence of numerous myelomas in various bones of the body

called also myelomatosis

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