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Multiple Myeloma

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Posted 10/13/2014

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The Nebraska Medical Center is known nationally for being a leading multiple myeloma treatment center, offering pain management therapy, blood and marrow transplantation and surgical options for comprehensive multiple myeloma treatment. No two patients are the same and physicians at the medical center work together as a collaborative team to develop individual treatment plans for every patient. Multiple Myeloma is a cancerous bone disease which affects certain white blood cells called plasma cells for which there is no known cure. Symptoms include holes in the bone and can lead to severe pain, fractures and weakness. Often these symptoms resemble other bone diseases. Tests such as x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and bone marrow biopsy can be used to diagnose multiple myeloma. Advanced multiple myeloma treatment options are available and may include medications, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and blood and marrow transplantation. Accreditations and Awards National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designation National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) Magnet Status awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Oncology Certified Nurses Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers For more information, visit www.NebraskaMed.com or call 1-800-922-0000.