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We’re here for everyone affected by blood cancer: whether it’s leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or another blood disorder; whether you’re a patient, family, friend or carer; whether you’re worried about symptoms, in the middle of treatment or adjusting to life afterwards.


Myeloma is a cancer of the blood which affects blood plasma cells. When you have myeloma, too many abnormal plasma cells are made in your bone marrow (the spongy tissue inside your bone where your blood cells are made). This means there isn’t enough room for normal red and white blood cells, which both play an important role in keeping you well.

Myeloma is not usually considered a curable disease, but it is very treatable. Many people with myeloma have a good overall quality of life.

In this section you can find out more about how your body works and how myeloma develops.

Newton McGrath's story

In 2007, Newton McGrath was diagnosed with myeloma after he went to the doctor for a blood test as part of a company health check.

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