Cancer Care

Multiple myeloma care focused on quality of life

Myeloma is a type of blood cancer that affects your plasma cells and bone marrow. Plasma cells are white blood cells that develop in the bone marrow and produce antibodies, an important part of your immune system. When you have myeloma, abnormal plasma cells build up, crowd out normal cells and interfere with normal antibody function.

Accounting for more than 90 percent of myeloma cases, the most common type of myeloma is multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is myeloma that’s present in several areas of the body.

Serving communities throughout northern Indiana and southern Michigan, Goshen Center for Cancer Care treats multiple myeloma in Goshen and Warsaw, IN. Our integrated team of board certified, fellowship trained oncologists, naturopathic doctors and mind-body counselors work together to find the right care for your complete well-being.

To start treatment at northern Indiana’s first comprehensive cancer center, request an appointment or call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE).

Multiple myeloma symptoms

Multiple myeloma tends to be diagnosed in advanced stages because it doesn’t always show symptoms early in the disease. As the disease progresses, multiple myeloma symptoms include:

  • Bone pain
  • Fractures
  • Anemia
  • Frequent infections
  • Burning, tingling and numbness in the hands or feet
  • High calcium and protein levels in the blood or urine
  • Kidney problems

The exact cause of myeloma isn’t known, but some risk factors include genetic (DNA) defects, exposure to certain chemicals and radiation, and a family history of myeloma. Talk to your doctor if you have these symptoms or risk factors.

How we treat bone marrow cancer

While it’s not yet possible to cure multiple myeloma, Goshen Center for Cancer Care provides treatment that focuses on managing symptoms, achieves long-term remission and prolongs your life. Protecting your quality of life is important to us as well, which is why we provide integrative therapies as part of your treatment.

Other treatment options may include:

You can also talk to your doctor about any available clinical trials for multiple myeloma. To learn more about your options or get a second opinion, call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) .

Goshen Center for Cancer Care offers multiple myeloma treatment in Goshen and Warsaw, IN, that prioritizes your overall wellness.