Multiple Myeloma

Clinicians at Siteman Cancer Center see more than 300 new multiple myeloma cases a year and more other plasma cell neoplasms than most other centers in the area and are internationally recognized for their expertise.

Multiple myeloma is the most common type of a class of conditions called plasma cell neoplasms. Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that begins in plasma cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies). Abnormal plasma cells build up in the bone marrow, preventing the bone marrow from making healthy blood cells: red cells to carry oxygen, white cells to fight infection and platelets to prevent bleeding.

The Siteman Approach

Patients who come to the Siteman Cancer Center for treatment of multiple myeloma and other plasma cell neoplasms are seen by a team of Washington University Physicians — surgical, medical and radiation oncologists.

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Symptoms, risk and diagnosis

Specialists at Siteman excel in using technology and their experience to make an accurate diagnosis, often down to the genetic level, so the best treatment options may be identified.

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Multiple myeloma treatment

Different types of plasma cell neoplasms respond to different treatments, so depending on your type, treatments will vary.

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