Multiple myeloma symptoms
Multiple myeloma is a cancer that affects different body organs and systems and therefore, the range of symptoms that result from it are diverse. Symptoms include the following:
Like many cancers, multiple myeloma can present in an asymptomatic patient through routine checkup, lab tests or due to an unrelated problem. The doctor can order a protein measurement of the blood and find that there is an unfilled gap of protein. Our serum, which is the fluid in which our blood cells move, contains 2 main proteins, albumin and globulin. Albumin is our chief protein and is produced by our liver, while globulins or antibodies are produced by our plasma cells. A wide gap between total protein and albumin levels could indicate an excessive secretion of antibodies.