Related conditions

Find out about conditions related to myeloma and the different effects they can have on your body.

Related conditions

There are a number of conditions related to myeloma.

AL amyloidosis

A disease in which abnormal proteins are deposited in the tissues and organs of the body, causing damage.

Smouldering myeloma

A very slow-growing type of myeloma. Sometimes known as asymptomatic myeloma.

Solitary plasmacytoma

A localised build-up of abnormal plasma cells that occurs either inside or outside the bone.

Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS)

A benign (non-cancerous) condition characterised by the presence of an abnormal protein in the blood and/or urine. Patients do not have symptoms but have an increased risk of developing myeloma.

Plasma cell leukaemia

A rare type of cancer, also known as plasma cell myeloma. Similar to myeloma, PCL affects the plasma cells that are normally found in the bone marrow and form part of the immune system.

POEMS syndrome

A rare type of plasma cell disorder that can affect multiple systems in the body. POEMS syndrome is also known as osteosclerotic myeloma, Takatsuki syndrome and Crow-Fukase syndrome.

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