Also called: Myeloma
Myeloma is the second most common blood cancer, but it is not a common cancer. This type of cancer is predominately found in older people; more than 80% of people with myeloma are 60 years old or older. Some of the symptoms of myeloma are:
- Bone pain
- Infection (common infections like pneumonia)
- Renal failure
- Neurological symptoms (common problems are weakness, confusion and fatigue)
The UAMS Myeloma Center sees more patients with myeloma and related diseases per year than any other institution in the world. On any given day, there are more than 200 myeloma patients staying in Little Rock for diagnosis and treatment. UAMS can offer hope to you and your family as you deal with a disease that is challenging to treat.