MDT for myeloma

A multidisciplinary team (MDT) who specialise in treating myeloma will work together to plan your treatment.

After your test results, you and your doctor start to talk about your treatment plan. Your doctor will help you with making treatment decisions. The multidisciplinary team (MDT) look at national treatment guidelines or the latest evidence for the type of cancer you have. If you have any treatment preferences, your doctor will tell them about this.

The MDT for myeloma will usually include the following health professionals:

  • Haematologist – a doctor who diagnoses and treats blood disorders and blood cancers.
  • Haematology specialist nurse – a nurse who specialises in blood cancers and provides information and support.
  • Clinical oncologist – a doctor who uses radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other anti-cancer drugs to treat people with cancer.
  • Pathologist – a doctor who looks at cells or body tissue under a microscope to diagnose cancer.
  • Radiologist – a doctor who looks at scans and x-rays to diagnose health problems.
  • Palliative care doctor or nurse – specialists who help with symptom control.

Depending on the type of cancer you have, the MDT may also include:

  • an orthopaedic surgeon
  • a kidney doctor (nephrologist).