Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma: Multiple myeloma is a cancer that begins in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell. These cells are part of your immune system, which helps protect the body from germs and other harmful substances.

Over a period of time, myeloma cells collect in the bone marrow and in the solid parts of bones.  If someone has only a single plasma cell tumor, the disease is called an isolated (or solitary) plasmacytoma. If someone has more than one plasmacytoma, they have multiple myeloma.

Some of the possible causes or associative cause of multiple myeloma may be a decline in the immune system, certain occupations, exposure to certain chemicals (benzene or benzene exposure from e.g., refinery, petrochemical, offshore, tankermen etc.)), and exposure to radiation.  Multiple myeloma may also be the result of several risk factors acting together.


One possible cause of leukemia or other cancers (e.g., acute myeloid leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia (cml), multiple myeloma or kidney cancer) may be related to benzene exposure.  Benzene is a clear, colorless aromatic liquid that is highly flammable and is used in many industries.  

Some of the potential occupations that may be related to benzene exposure may include the petroleum industry, the petrochemical industry, the steel industry, the industrial chemical industry, the alkalies manufacturing industry, the paint industry and by the chlorine manufacturers.  

For more on benzene exposure, please follow this link: Benzene, Leukemia & Cancer.



At the Gooch Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing our clients reliable representation for even the most challenging cases.

If you have been diagnosed with a serious disease (e.g., kidney cancer, leukemia, AML, ALL, CML, MDS, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, aplastic anemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (“NHL”) etc.) from benzene exposure, and need a benzene exposure lawyer to help you file a benzene exposure lawsuit, contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.