WHY JOIN PROMISE?
Even if you're healthy today, and will remain so for many years to come, your blood sample can provide clues that move us closer to better treatments and an eventual cure.
What is Multiple Myeloma?
Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer that occurs in the bone marrow. Bone marrow is the inner part of bones, and it is the factory where different types of blood cells are made. Before a person develops multiple myeloma, their marrow begins to make abnormal cells and proteins. The abnormal cells do not always progress to become a disease, but for some people, the presence of these abnormal cells serves as a warning sign.
Today, multiple myeloma is still considered incurable. However, nearly all people with multiple myeloma had early warning signs first called "precursor conditions." People with these early precursor conditions do not have any symptoms and are told to "watch and wait" to see whether they will develop multiple myeloma.
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