Overview of Multiple Myeloma and Stem Cell Transplants
Multiple myeloma is a form of cancer that affects the bone marrow. It causes cancerous cells to grow quickly and dominate other blood cells, which results in symptoms like weight loss, fatigue, and bone pain. There are many treatment options for multiple myeloma, and a stem cell transplant is a potential option. It provides the body with healthy stem cells, including platelets, white blood cells, or red blood cells, to replace harmful ones. Although this procedure may cause the condition to go into remission, it is not a cure. Cancerous cells may recur in the future.