Myeloma can affect your body in several ways. Most of the symptoms and complications of myeloma are caused by the build-up of the abnormal plasma cells in the bone marrow and the presence of the paraprotein and/or light chains in the body. You can read more about plasma cells in the What is myeloma? section.
Here are some of the most common symptoms and complications you might experience:
- Pain: the main cause of pain for myeloma patients is myeloma bone disease. Effective control and management of pain is an important aspect of myeloma treatment. Our Pain and myeloma Infoguide has more information.
Watch Roger’s story about dealing with pain: