Dr. Melvin Gaskins: Multiple Myeloma Facts African Americans Need To Know

isolated blood cellsEven though multiple myeloma is considered a rare cancer that affects the plasma cells, it is quickly becoming a growing concern within the African American community. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that roughly 24,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the United States this year. According to the National Cancer Institute, multiple myeloma represents 1.3 percent of new cancer cases in this country each year.