In most hospitals, a team of staff who specialise in treating myeloma will work together to plan the treatment they feel is best for you. They will then talk to you about the treatment options.
This multidisciplinary team (MDT) may include:
- a haematologist – a doctor who specialises in treating blood disorders
- a clinical oncologist – a doctor who is a chemotherapy and radiotherapy specialist
- a specialist nurse who gives information and support
- a pathologist – a specialist doctor who studies biopsies and tissue samples to see how disease affects the body
- a radiologist – a doctor who specialises in x-rays and scans
- a palliative care doctor or nurse who specialises in managing symptoms such as pain.
The team may also include doctors such as orthopaedic surgeons and renal doctors. It may also include other health professionals, such as a dietitian, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, psychologist or counsellor.