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Fort Wayne, IN 46845
11050 Parkview Circle
11108 Parkview Circle
Parkview Regional Medical Center Campus
11130 Parkview Circle Drive, Entrance 7
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2200 Randallia Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
1720 Beacon Street
1316 E. 7th Street
Auburn, IN 46706
2001 Stults Road
Huntington, IN 46750
207 North Townline Road
LaGrange, IN 46761
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Kendallville, IN 46755
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Wabash, IN 46992
1260 East State Road 205
Columbia City, IN 46725
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Warsaw, IN 46582
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Multiple myeloma (plasma cell neoplasm) is a rare type of cancer that results in the uncontrolled production of one type of white blood cell (plasma cell) in the bone marrow. The cancer cells can crowd out normal blood cells, causing a reduction in red blood cells (anemia).
The overproduction of plasma cells causes an increase in antibodies. The plasma cells also may cause the bone to break down. The plasma cells can collect in the bone to make small tumors called plasmacytomas.
The most common symptoms of multiple myeloma include night sweats, weight loss, weakness, fatigue, bone pain, pneumonia, numbness, paralysis, or kidney failure. If the bones of the spine are involved, they may collapse. This causes spinal cord compression.
The exact cause of multiple myeloma is not known. It is slightly more common in men than in women. And it is usually diagnosed between the ages of 40 and 70. The disease is very rare before the age of 40.
Multiple myeloma that isn't causing symptoms may not need treatment right away. When symptoms are present, most people will have several types of treatments. These may include:
Bone tumors caused by multiple myeloma may be treated with medicines, radiation, and surgery.
Hematology Care Team
Here at Parkview, you’ll be cared for by a dedicated team of hematology specialists and sub-specialists, not a general oncologist who treats all types of cancer.
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Research & Clinical Trials
Parkview Research Center in collaboration with Parkview Cancer Institute provides innovative clinical research, an integral component of advancing cancer care.
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