A hematologic oncologist specializes in treating patients with cancer types that affect blood cells and in providing treatments such as stem cell or bone marrow transplants.
Our pharmacists check each patient’s pharmaceutical treatment for potentially harmful interactions, educate patients about their therapy and their options to prevent side effects.
Because patient with multiple myeloma have a high risk for bone fractures, especially of the spine, our neurosurgeons work with the myeloma team to assess patients’ bone stability and offer recommendations for treatment and pain relief.
A diagnostic radiologist is a physician who specializes in imaging procedures — including X-ray, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and nuclear medicine — to obtain images of the inside of the body and interpret them to diagnose and monitor disease.
A pathologist is a physician who analyzes your blood, tissue and bone marrow samples to determine whether myeloma cells are present. Roswell Park’s team includes highly specialized hematopathologists, who focus on blood cancers, and experts in cytogenetics, who examine the chromosome structure of the cancer cells.
Advanced Practice Providers
An advanced practice provider (APP) is a medical professional such as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner. APPs work in all areas of the hospital and play important roles in the development and implementation of your treatment plan. They perform examinations, order tests, interpret data and prescribe medication.