Treatments for myeloma can include:
- chemotherapy and corticosteroids (steroids)
- supportive treatments
- targeted therapy
- 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.
Choose the option that best suits your situation
Chemotherapy, also known as chemo, is a way of treating cancer using drugs.
Treatment to manage the symptoms and complications of myeloma.
Targeted therapy uses drugs that affect specific cells in some cancers.
Immunotherapy helps the body’s immune system to fight cancer.
Stem cell transplant
Stem cell transplant is a type of treatment used for blood cancers.
Radiation therapy is a way of treating cancers using X-rays or other types of radiation.
Palliative care deals with managing symptoms and improving quality of life.
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