Multiple myeloma is a blood disorder that originates in the bone marrow. Approximately 20,000 to 30,000 new cases of multiple myeloma are diagnosed in the United States each year. Signs and symptoms of myeloma can include: fatigue, low blood counts, abnormal calcium levels, kidney dysfunction, bone disease on imaging. Diagnosis of myeloma often requires lab testing of the blood and bone marrow.
There are many treatment options for multiple myeloma, which can include oral medications, injectable medications, IV infusions. In some patients, evaluation for bone marrow transplant is considered. Choosing treatment for an individual patient with myeloma is based on many factors, which can include: patient symptoms, patient age, lab testing, pathology results, and imaging studies.
Dr. Raymond Tsao completed his fellowship in Hematology & Medical Oncology at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
He is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Tsao is currently seeing patients with all types of cancer, with a focus on Gastrointestinal Malignancies (including esophageal, stomach, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer). Click here to learn more about Dr. Raymond Tsao.
Dina Giovanetti received her BSN in 1994 and her MSN in 2002 from Florida Atlantic University. She is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has practiced in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine for most of her career before joining Cancer Center of South Florida and practicing Oncology. Click here to learn more about Dina Giovanetti.