Multiple myeloma is a rare form of cancer that begins in the bone marrow, when abnormal plasma cells accumulate and crowd out healthy blood cells. Healthy blood cells produce antibodies that help to fight infection. But myeloma cells can cause fatigue, easy bleeding and lowered resistance to infections. With time, they can also cause bones to weaken and break.
One type of myeloma is Kappa light chain myeloma. With this disorder, there’s an overabundance of a specific antibody protein – the Kappa light chain protein.
There's no cure for multiple myeloma, but it can be controlled. Mercy cancer specialists can provide treatment and management strategies such as:
Treatment can help relieve pain and reduce side effects. It can also stabilize your condition and slow the progress of the disease. With successful treatment, you can usually return to near-normal activity.