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Smouldering (asymptomatic) myeloma

What is smouldering myeloma?

Smouldering myeloma is a very early phase of myeloma. There are no symptoms but a bone marrow biopsy shows definite evidence of myeloma.

People diagnosed with smouldering myeloma do not need treatment straight away. Treatment is given at a later stage, when the disease progresses after some months or years. 

Factsheet-Smouldering (asymptomatic) Myeloma (PDF 442kb)