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University Hospital Mannheim

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Mannheim

Department of Hematology and Oncology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Mannheim ranks among the top medical institutions of Germany, which is an undeniable confirmation of the impeccable medical care and excellent reputation of the hospital! The hospital is a high-tech modern medical institution, which provides accurate diagnosis an
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University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care, Rheumatology and Infectology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
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Medicana International Ankara Hospital

9/10
location_onTurkey, Ankara

Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation

The Medicana International Ankara Hospital is one of the leading medical centers, which belongs to the largest medical network Medicana in Turkey. The hospital incorporates all specialties of the modern medicine under one roof. It particularly focuses on bone marrow transplantation, cardiology, cardiovascular surg
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Samsung Medical Center Seoul

9.8/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Oncology and Hematology

The Samsung Medical Center was founded in 1994 and soon won the reputation of a medical facility of presidential standards, which it still preserves today. The hospital has 40 departments, 10 specialized centers and a huge Cancer Center with 655 beds. The medical facility is equipped with advanced equipment (for example, a 32-ch
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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of Hematology

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research facilities in Israel. It began its work in 1961, but it is still popular among the local population and attracts thousands of international patients. The multidisciplinary medical center covers an area of ​​150,000 m&s
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University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Hematology and Oncology

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
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University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology, Rheumatology and Infectology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
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University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Oncology and Hematology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
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University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Hematology and Oncology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
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University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Hematology and Oncology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Hematology, Oncology and Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
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University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Oncology, Hematology, Rheumatology and Immunoncology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
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University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Oncology and Hematology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
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About the disease

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a cancer of plasma cells. Plasma cells are a subtype of white blood cells, which produce antibodies – substances that fight against various infections, germs and harmful bacteria. In this type of cancer malignant cells accumulate and reproduce in the bone marrow. Instead of generating antibodies, plasma cells begin to produce proteins, which damage kidneys.

Almost always multiple myeloma begins as a benign condition, which can become dangerous later. It usually occurs in people older than 60 years. Black race has multiple myeloma twice as often as other races. Although the cause of multiple myeloma was not revealed, it is believe to be connected with chromosome abnormalities.

This type of cancer is considered to be rare. In the United States risk of getting it during the lifetime is approximately 0.3%. 5-year survival rate is on average 48.5%. This disease represents approximately 1.8% of all cancer cases.

Symptoms

  • Pain in spinal and chest bones
  • Constipation
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Exposure to various infections
  • Constant thirst

Diagnosis

Diagnosis usually includes series of tests, which reflect state of the bone marrow.

  • Blood test reveals the excessive amount of protein, produced by plasma cells, in blood
  • Urine test reveals specific for the MM proteins in urine
  • Kidney function test determines if kidneys were damaged
  • Bone marrow biopsy can reveal myeloma cells and show if there are abnormalities in bone marrow structure

Treatment

  • Chemotherapy uses different kinds of drugs to kill myeloma cells. They can be given through a vein or taken as a tablet.   
  • Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are combined to destroy as many myeloma cells as possible. In this type of cancer it is impossible to perform surgery on bone marrow, so doctors need high doses of radiation beams and drugs to stop growth of malignant cells.
  • Bone marrow transplantation is a replacement of damaged bone marrow with the healthy one. This procedure is usually performed right after chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Before chemotherapy, which is likely to damage not only malignant but also healthy cells, doctor removes healthy stem cells, which will later be transplanted back. Then these stem cells will be able to restore normal blood formation. If it is impossible to take healthy stem cells from a patient before chemotherapy, doctor can use donor's cells for the same purpose. This type of treatment is called allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. The best fit is the person who has similar genes, which means that siblings and parents are the most suitable donors for this purpose. Nevertheless, they will need to undergo special tests to see if their stem cells are compatible with cells of patient and if their cells will be able to function properly. If patient has no relatives, he can still find the donor with similar stem cells through special bone marrow registries.

With all these types of treatment patients are also prescribed drugs that reduce pain in bones and loss of their elasticity. In order to prevent further kidney complications some patients are recommended to undergo dialysis. If bone marrow transplantation was conducted on time, chances of recovery are very high.

 

Author: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova




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