multiple myeloma

noun

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

Examples of multiple myeloma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2021, the FDA approved a treatment containing daratumumab, another medication borrowed from multiple myeloma, specifically for AL. Amber Dance, Discover Magazine, 13 Apr. 2023 Scalise has been diagnosed with a form of blood cancer known as multiple myeloma and is being treated. Lisa Mascaro, Fortune, 13 Oct. 2023 Another way of putting it is: Who’d want the job? House Majority Leader Steve Scalise was the heir apparent to McCarthy’s gavel until a cancer diagnosis put the Louisiana Republican in treatment for multiple myeloma in September. Pablo Manríquez, The New Republic, 2 Oct. 2023 Between 2003 and 2008, more 9/11 recovery workers were diagnosed with prostate cancer, thyroid cancer and multiple myeloma than expected, in comparison with the general population of the state, according to the registry. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 11 Sep. 2023 The immune therapies that were invented for leukemia and lymphoma are the same ones that are being used, slightly different targets, for multiple myeloma. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2023 McCaffrey died Sunday at home in Larchmont, N.Y., after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma — a cancer that forms in white blood cells — his talent agent David Elliott confirmed Monday to The Times. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 18 Dec. 2023 The announcement is the first cancer diagnosis from a House Republican since Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) announced his own diagnosis of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, in late August. Cami Mondeaux, Washington Examiner, 5 Dec. 2023 Scalise said he has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer that forms in white blood cells called plasma cells. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 29 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiple myeloma was in 1897

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“Multiple myeloma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiple%20myeloma. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

multiple myeloma

noun
: 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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