Types of treatment

Treatments for myeloma can include:

  • chemotherapy and corticosteroids (steroids)
  • supportive treatments
  • targeted therapy
  • immunotherapy
  • stem cell transplant
  • radiation therapy (radiotherapy)
  • palliative care.

Most people have a combination of these treatments. 

Some people with myeloma don't need treatment straightaway. They can be monitored for changes in their symptoms or blood tests, which can show when treatment is needed. This is known as active monitoring or active surveillance.