Multiple Myeloma

Overview

Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer where there is an overgrowth of plasma cells found mainly in the bone marrow. It is a relatively rare cancer, accounting for less than 2% of new cancer diagnoses.

Symptoms

Symptoms of multiple myeloma include bone pain, bone weakness, or fractures, nausea, fatigue, weight loss, extreme thirst, or numbness in the legs. During the early stages, multiple myeloma may cause no symptoms.

Diagnosis

Multiple myeloma is commonly diagnosed by a blood test. If you do have multiple myeloma, certain proteins may be detected in your blood to signal the presence of cancer. Other tests used by doctors to diagnose multiple myeloma include urine tests, bone marrow biopsy, and imaging tests such as a CT scan, MRI, or X-ray.

Treatment

Once you receive a cancer diagnosis and the cancer is staged, your team of medical professionals will devise a treatment plan tailored to you. The treatment plan would likely include certain medications, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or, in some cases, a stem cell transplant.

Outcome

Once you receive a cancer diagnosis and the cancer is staged, your team of medical professionals will devise a treatment plan tailored to you. The treatment plan would likely include certain medications, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or, in some cases, a stem cell transplant.

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Biree Andemariam, M.D.

Biree Andemariam, M.D.

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Fiona Campbell-Furlong, APRN, MSN

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Karen Hook, M.D.

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Katharine J. Hooper, A.P.R.N.

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Pragna Kapadia, D.O.

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Nayre Kennedy, A.P.R.N.

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Leslie M. Lindgren, A.P.R.N.

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Andrea Moran, A.P.R.N.-B.C.

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Genice T. Nelson, DNP, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC

Genice T. Nelson, DNP, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC

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Lia Sgambato, A.P.R.N.

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Susan H. Tannenbaum, M.D.

Susan H. Tannenbaum, M.D.

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Anastasia Teterichko, M.S., A.P.R.N.

Anastasia Teterichko, M.S., A.P.R.N.

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