Multiple Myeloma Treated by Expert Cancer Doctors in Baltimore

Medical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

When diagnosed with a cancer like multiple myeloma, it is important to find experienced doctors who have a comprehensive knowledge of the disorder. The doctors of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland, have the expertise and skills needed for treating patients with different types of cancer, including multiple myeloma.     

About the Condition

Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that starts in abnormal or cancerous plasma cells. Plasma cells are located in the bone marrow and serve as an important element of the body’s immune system. Plasma cells make proteins called antibodies to help destroy infections. Abnormal plasma cells grow out of control and form tumors in the bone marrow. More than one tumor is called multiple myeloma.   

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Symptoms & Diagnostic Process

Multiple myeloma is common in older people and African Americans. While some people do not experience any symptoms, the most common symptoms include:

  • Broken bones
  • Frequent voiding
  • Pain the back or ribs area
  • Low blood counts
  • Reoccurring infections
  • Thirsty
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss

The medical oncologists at Mercy may use a variety of laboratory test to diagnose multiple myeloma including:

  • Blood tests
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Urine tests
  • X-ray of the bones
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Treatment Options

Determining the best treatment option for multiple myeloma will depend on the stage of the disease. The physician experts of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy will thoroughly discuss with you the condition and the best treatment option for you.