Kappa Light Chain Multiple Myeloma Treatment

Multiple myeloma is a rare form of cancer that begins in the bone marrow, when abnormal plasma cells accumulate and crowd out healthy blood cells. Healthy blood cells produce antibodies that help to fight infection. But myeloma cells can cause fatigue, easy bleeding and lowered resistance to infections. With time, they can also cause bones to weaken and break.

One type of myeloma is Kappa light chain myeloma. With this disorder, there’s an overabundance of a specific antibody protein – the Kappa light chain protein.

There's no cure for multiple myeloma, but it can be controlled. Mercy cancer specialists can provide treatment and management strategies such as:

  • Targeted drug therapy
  • Biological therapy drugs
  • Chemotherapy
  • Corticosteroids
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Radiation therapy

Treatment can help relieve pain and reduce side effects. It can also stabilize your condition and slow the progress of the disease. With successful treatment, you can usually return to near-normal activity.

Providers Nearby

Faith Fuller, FNP, Hematology, Oncology, Mercy
Hematology
Oncology
Mercy Clinic
71.4 miles
Charles H. Morgan, MD, Oncology, Hematology, Mercy
Oncology
Hematology
71.4 miles
Carlos A. Perez, MD, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Mercy
Radiology
Radiation Oncology
79.7 miles
Timothy R. O'Leary, MD, Radiation Oncology, Mercy
Radiation Oncology
96.9 miles

Locations Nearby

Mercy Cancer Center - Jefferson

  • 1420 Highway 61 South
    Festus, MO 63028
  • (636) 931-3655
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
96.9 Miles

Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology - Rolla

  • 1605 Martin Springs Drive
    Rolla, MO 65401
  • (573) 458-6379
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
108.9 Miles

Mercy Cancer Center - Patients First Drive

  • 901 Patients First Drive
    Washington, MO 63090
  • (636) 390-1600
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
125.2 Miles

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Kappa Light Chain Multiple Myeloma Treatment