BY Beth Norris

I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at age 48, after some blood work from an annual checkup came back a little wacky.

My doctor said the reason for my weird blood work could be something called MGUS (pronounced “MUG-us”). That stands for “monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance.” It just means my bone marrow is producing an abnormal protein, which can be detected in my blood.

People can live with MGUS for years...

Multiple myeloma survivor and CAR T cell therapy clinical trial patient Beth Norrris