This develops in the bone marrow in what are called plasma cells. It does not always produce symptoms although many patients first visit their doctor with pain in the lower back or ribs. Diagnosis may involve blood tests, bone marrow aspiration and urine tests. Treatment with chemotherapy and steroids is usually tried first with radiotherapy sometimes being delayed until after symptoms develop. Patients are given bone marrow or stem cell transplants after intensive therapy with chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Ramsay hospitals offers a range of screening and diagnostic procedures at a time convenient to you, and also offers treatment for some of the most common types of cancer. We offer the support of multi-disciplinary teams who will be working together to ensure you get the care which is right for you.
If you would like to discuss possible tests or treatment contact us.