Multiple Myeloma And Lymphoma Specialist

Compassionate Oncology Medical Group

Oncology & Hematology Specialists located in Century City, Los Angeles, CA

Multiple myeloma and lymphoma are blood cancers that can cause kidney damage, weak bones, and other complications. To stop these cancers from worsening, Compassionate Oncology Medical Group offers cancer treatments at the office in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Shahrooz Eshaghian, MD, specializes in biologic therapies, radiation therapy, and other strategies to destroy cancer cells and keep them from spreading. To find out more about your options for treating multiple myeloma or lymphoma, call Compassionate Oncology Medical Group or request an appointment online today.

Multiple Myeloma and Lymphoma Q & A

What are multiple myeloma and lymphoma?

Multiple myeloma and lymphoma are types of blood cancers. These cancers can make it difficult for your body to fight cancer or other diseases on its own. They may develop because of genetic or environmental factors or viral or bacterial infections.

Multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a condition where cancer cells develop in the plasma cells of your bone marrow. Plasma cells are part of your immune system and play a role in fighting off infections and other diseases.

As a result of this type of cancer, your bones may become weak. You may also be at increased risk for recurrent infections and kidney disease or kidney failure.

Lymphoma

Lymphoma produces abnormal cells in your lymphatic system, which includes your bone marrow, spleen, and thymus gland.

You may be at increased risk for this type of cancer if you have a weak immune system, are male, or develop certain types of infections such as the Epstein-Barr virus.

What are the symptoms of multiple myeloma and lymphoma?

Symptoms of multiple myeloma and lymphoma can vary from person to person. It’s also possible to have these types of cancer without any symptoms until the disease worsens.

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation for multiple myeloma if you have a personal history of cancer or a family history of multiple myeloma. You should also undergo diagnostic testing if you have bleeding problems, such as excessive nosebleeds, bleeding gums, or frequent bruising.

Symptoms of lymphoma can be similar to other health conditions. However, the providers recommend you schedule a consultation at Compassionate Oncology Medical Group if you have:

  • Fever
  • Itchy skin
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Swelling in your lymph nodes

The providers can use the on-site diagnostic technologies to identify these types of cancer and customize a plan to treat your condition.

How are multiple myeloma and lymphoma treated?

Your treatment plan for multiple myeloma or lymphoma depends on the severity of your symptoms and how advanced the cancer is.

Compassionate Oncology Medical Group offers several cancer therapies in-office, including:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Biologic therapies
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery

To schedule a consultation to discuss your treatment options for multiple myeloma or lymphoma, call Compassionate Oncology Medical Group or re an appointment online today.