Dr. Mihai Merzianu with team looking at slides

Multiple Myeloma Pathology

The Importance of Specialized Pathology

Our team of hematology pathologists focuses exclusively on the diagnosis of blood cancers, including multiple myeloma. Precise diagnosis is critical to making the best decisions about treatment options. If the pathology is wrong, everything that follows will likely be incorrect as well. Our pathologists review cases together to ensure that nothing is overlooked.

How Can I Get a Second Opinion from Roswell Park?

A second opinion is the best way to ensure that your initial diagnosis of multiple myeloma is accurate and that the recommended treatment plan is right for you.

About 11-18% of the outside cases we review result in a change of diagnosis — either a reversal of diagnosis (someone received a cancer diagnosis but does not actually have cancer, or someone has cancer but was told no cancer was present) or our pathologists identify a type of cancer that is different from the one that was originally diagnosed; this information can dramatically alter the treatment plan.

To arrange for a second opinion, call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or fill out the online Become a Patient Form.