Multiple Myeloma is Most Common
More than 90 percent of people with myeloma have this type. Multiple myeloma affects several different areas of the body.
Only one site of myeloma cells evident in the body, such as in the bone, skin, muscle, or lung.
- Localized Myeloma
A few neighboring sites evident.
- Extramedullary Myeloma
Involvement of tissue other than bone marrow, such as skin, muscles or lungs.
Doctors divide myeloma into groups that describe how rapidly or slowly the disease is progressing:
- Asymptomatic or Smoldering Myeloma
Progresses slowly and has no symptoms even though the patient has the disease.
- Symptomatic Myeloma
Has related symptoms such as anemia, kidney damage and bone disease.