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Multiple Myeloma: Treatment Planning

2Getting Your Diagnosis

3Planning Your Treatment

4Undergoing Treatment & Follow-Up



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Your doctors


A hematologist provides diagnosis and treatment for adults with blood cancers such as leukemia or myeloma.

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Medical Oncologist

This type of doctor has specialized training in drug therapy for cancer. Medical oncologists often serve as one of your main health care providers for leukemia.

If you are also getting additional treatment, the medical oncologist will help coordinate your treatment among several specialists.

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Surgical Oncologist

This type of doctor has specialized training in surgery for cancer.

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Blood And Marrow Transplant Specialist

A blood and marrow specialist doctor is trained in therapy to transfer healthy bone marrow cells into a patient after their own unhealthy bone marrow has been eliminated.

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Radiation Oncologist

This specialist is a radiation cancer doctor who provides your radiation therapy for cancer. A radiation cancer doctor has additional specialty training in using radiation therapy for the treatment of cancers.

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Extended care team

Advanced practice provider
Multidisciplinary care coordinator
Clinical administrative assistants
Medical assistant
New patient coordinator

Support services

PathWell is your connection to personalized support services before, during, and after your treatment. Our teams of doctors, nurses, social workers, spiritual care providers, nutrition experts, financial counselors, and more work with your cancer care team to provide comprehensive specialized care to you and to your family.

PathWell can also connect you to the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program, which provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients. The program offers a leukemia and lymphoma support group designed to provide mutual support and education to members who could benefit from meeting with others whose situations are similar to their own. Caregivers, family, and friends are welcome.

Stanford Health Library

For confidential help with your health care questions, contact the Stanford Health Library. Professional medical librarians and trained volunteers can help you access journals, books, e-books, databases, and videos to learn more about medical conditions, treatment options, and related issues.

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