Access to Advanced Multiple Myeloma Treatment
As a comprehensive cancer center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center offers the most advanced forms of treatment for multiple myeloma, including stem cell transplant procedures. In combination with high-dose chemotherapy, this customized treatment offers a stronger chance of remission for multiple myeloma patients.
In addition, UH Seidman Cancer Center may enroll qualified patients in multiple myeloma-specific clinical trials that will give them access to developing drugs and therapies.
Am I a Candidate for Stem Cell Transplant for Multiple Myeloma?
The extent of your specific disease and where it has spread as well as your age and general health will help determine a specific treatment plan. While many treatments are available, each patient will receive an individualized treatment plan that may include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplants or plasma exchange.
It’s important to note that although treatments do not cure multiple myeloma, they can improve quality of life by decreasing the disease and its symptoms for long periods of time, called durable remission.
Generally multiple myeloma transplants are done through a peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplant, which draws cells from circulating blood and is more minimally invasive than a stem cell transplant from bone marrow. Using this approach, immature blood cells are taken from the patient (autologous) or a donor (allogeneic). After a series of high-dose chemotherapy to reduce the number of myeloma cells, the immature cells are transplanted into the patient’s bloodstream to travel to the bone marrow, growing and developing into healthy mature cells.
Expertise in Multiple Myeloma & Other Plasma Cell Dyscrasias
Our experienced transplant team ensures that patients with multiple myeloma and other plasma cell dyscrasias receive the care excellence they deserve. Through our multidisciplinary approach to care, our team at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center is committed to improving the outcomes of our patients, every day.
Contact Our Multiple Myeloma Specialists Today
For more information on multiple myeloma and other plasma cell dyscrasias or to schedule an appointment with our team of multiple myeloma specialists, contact us today.
If you have questions about our support group, the Northeast Ohio Myeloma Patient Workshop, ask one of our team members or learn more about our program.