The multispecialty team at the Kellogg Cancer Center provides each patient with a personalized care plan to create the path for the most optimal outcome, including recommendations for advanced diagnostics, participation in promising clinical trials, and complete follow-up care that encompasses dietary counseling and rehabilitation.  NorthShore University HealthSystem’s team of hematologists manages and oversees each patient’s care from diagnosis through treatment, coordinating with other specialists as needed.

Chemotherapy, including targeted chemotherapy, has led to sustained remissions in some patients.  Often a multi-drug therapy is employed.  Thalidomide and its derivatives, such as lenalidomide, have been found to be effective in the treatment of myeloma. 

Treatment of the pain associated with myeloma can include medications, radiation therapy, surgery and complementary pain management techniques.  Certain drugs can halt the progression of bone lesions caused by the myeloma.  Radiation can be used to shrink existing bone lesions and relieve pain; surgery may be used to repair and relieve the pain from bone fractures.

It is not uncommon for chemotherapy to be followed by autologous stem cell transplant.  Kellogg Cancer Center has an accredited program by The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy for autologous stem cell transplantation.

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