Myeloma

Overview

Multiple myeloma is a blood disorder that originates in the bone marrow.  Approximately 20,000 to 30,000 new cases of multiple myeloma are diagnosed in the United States each year.  Signs and symptoms of myeloma can include: fatigue, low blood counts, abnormal calcium levels, kidney dysfunction, bone disease on imaging.  Diagnosis of myeloma often requires lab testing of the blood and bone marrow.

Treatment Options

There are many treatment options for multiple myeloma, which can include oral medications, injectable medications, IV infusions. In some patients, evaluation for bone marrow transplant is considered. Choosing treatment for an individual patient with myeloma is based on many factors, which can include: patient symptoms, patient age, lab testing, pathology results, and imaging studies.

Myeloma Specialists

Raymond Tsao, MD

Dr. Raymond Tsao

Dr. Tsao is board certified in medical oncology and hematology. He is currently seeing patients with all types of cancer, with a focus on hematologic and gastrointestinal malignancies, including esophageal, stomach, colorectal and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Tsao is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.

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Dr. Vijay Narendran

Dr. Vijay Narendran

Dr. Narendran is board certified in medical oncology and hematology. Dr. Narendran treats a variety of cancers and has a special interest in gastrointestinal and hematologic malignancies. Dr. Narendran is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

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