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Bone marrow cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan showing a section through the body of a patient with multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer). The front of the body is at top and the patient's head is at right. Multiple lesions (light areas) can be seen throughout the vertebrae of the spinal column (horizontal band, centre). Myeloma is a rare cancer that affects the white blood cells. As it develops it can cause the bone to weaken and fracture. The cancerous cells also replace normal healthy blood cells, causing anaemia and a weakening of the immune system.
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