Multiple Myeloma: Diagnosis & Treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Pictured: Nikoletta Lendvai Hematologist Nikoletta Lendvai is part of a multidisciplinary team at Memorial Sloan Kettering that every year treats more than 400 patients with multiple myeloma and other plasma-cell diseases.

Memorial Sloan Kettering provides expert care for men and women with multiple myeloma and related plasma cell diseases. Each year, more than 400 patients come to Memorial Sloan Kettering for treatment of these diseases, making our multiple myeloma team one of the most experienced in the nation. If you have multiple myeloma, we will work to give you the best chance of survival and help you achieve the highest quality of life possible.

Every patient receives personalized treatment from a multidisciplinary team of experts. The team includes specialists in hematologic oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, bone marrow transplantation, and pain management, all of whom focus on caring for people with multiple myeloma.

Our team will meet regularly to discuss your diagnosis and work collaboratively to develop a treatment plan tailored to your stage of disease. The involvement of specialists from many different disciplines ensures that all possible approaches will be considered and that you receive the best combination of treatments.

In addition, our nurses specialize in caring for people with multiple myeloma, maintaining a patient-centered focus and placing your needs and preferences first. They collaborate with your doctors as part of your disease management team and administer therapies, monitor your treatment, watch for side effects, and offer emotional support.

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering also work as lead investigators of clinical trials studying new therapies and diagnostic methods for multiple myeloma. This means that in addition to receiving outstanding care, many of our patients have the opportunity to receive treatments and diagnostic approaches that are not widely available elsewhere.

Learn more about how we diagnose and treat multiple myeloma.