The collective expertise of our Myeloma & Lymphoma Subdivision providers enables us to discover, develop, and deliver the most targeted therapies for every individual diagnosed with Myeloma & Lymphoma.
Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers has 15 locations including five comprehensive cancer centers, a multi-specialty oncology network of over 100 providers that offers a multi-disciplinary approach to our patients. Services include Radiation & Medical Oncology, CT & PET diagnostic imaging, state of the art radiation and the latest chemo & immunotherapy treatments.
Additionally, all five centers respectively offer women’s oncology services as well. Having all these services under one roof allows for daily collaboration among the different specialties and expedited personalized care.
Myeloma, also called multiple myeloma, is a cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells are white blood cells that make antibodies that protect us from infection. In myeloma, the cells grow too much, crowding out normal cells in the bone marrow that make red blood cells, platelets, and other white blood cells.
Multiple myeloma, the most common type of plasma cell tumor, develops in the bone marrow and can spread throughout the body.
Solitary plasmacytoma is a single plasma cell tumor that develops in one part of the body, often in a bone.
Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a plasma cell tumor that develops outside of the bones in soft tissue, such as the lung or throat.
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s germ-fighting network.
The lymphatic system includes the lymph nodes (lymph glands), spleen, thymus gland and bone marrow. Lymphoma can affect all those areas as well as other organs throughout the body.
Many types of lymphoma exist. The main subtypes are:
Hodgkin’s lymphoma (formerly called Hodgkin’s disease)
Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers are committed to the advancement of medical knowledge and patient care. Medical research has and continues to transform the practice of medicine resulting in a high quality of care we enjoy today. We believe that by supporting clinical research today, we are helping build the future of medicine and the profound developments that are sure to come. We have an active and expanding clinical research program. We have a comprehensive team of physician investigators, research nurses, clinical research coordinators, research assistants, and regulatory specialists serving all of our offices. This allows us to provide the option for our eligible patients to receive the latest therapies and treatments.
Ironwood Cancer & Research Center and Ironwood Women’s Centers is comprised of a diverse medical team who have been collectively trained at the most renowned institutes in the country. The team includes Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Clinical Researchers, Social Workers, Genetic Counselors, Integrative Oncologist, Nutritionists, Oncology Nurses, and a comprehensive Women’s Center.