Choosing a doctor who specializes in multiple myeloma is one of the most important decisions you will make. He or she will coordinate your care throughout the course of the disease. A specialist in multiple myeloma is known as a hematologist-oncologist, and there are several ways to find a specialist in your area.
• Ask your primary care doctor for a referral. Most primary care doctors know one or more hematologists-oncologists with expertise in treating multiple myeloma. Check your health insurance plan, as some plans require that you get a referral from your family doctor.
• Ask your health insurance company for a list of hematologists-oncologists.
• Search for hematologists-oncologists in lists on the websites of professional organizations. The following are some organizations that have compiled such lists.
• American Society of Hematology
Find a Hematologist: search by city and state to find a specialist in your local area
• American Society of Clinical Oncology
Find an Oncologist: search for oncology specialty “Leukemia/Lymphoma/Myeloma/MDS”
• Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC)
Participating Centers are among the nation’s top cancer centers specializing in multiple myeloma.
You can also use the MMRF Patient Navigator to find Myeloma Clinical Trials near you
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