Colin Powell's death from complications of COVID-19 draws attention to the disproportionate effect multiple myeloma -- the blood cancer he was battling before dying -- has on Black people. Here's what you need to know about the "silent killer in the Black community."

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Multiple myeloma, a blood cancer related to leukemia and lymphoma, can’t be cured, although treatments that slow its spread do exist. Symptoms of the disease vary; for some people, there are no signs. When symptoms do occur, they include: Bone pain, especially in the spine or chest Confusion or mental fogginess Constipation Excessive thirst Fatigue […]