Although there is no cure for multiple myeloma, it’s still important to treat it.
Many treatment options have been approved in recent years. People diagnosed today are now living longer than they would have if they were diagnosed 10 years ago.
If you are diagnosed with multiple myeloma, your primary physician will send you to get treated by an oncologist, a doctor who specializes in treating cancer, or a hematologist, a doctor specializing in treating blood disorders. Your oncologist or hematologist might talk with you about many different treatment options.
Treatments that focus on specific features that are present on cancer cells and attack them.
Steroids help relieve inflammation in the body. They also kill myeloma cells.
Chemotherapy and other drugs
Treatment with drugs that are meant to destroy or control cancer cells. Chemotherapy may harm healthy surrounding cells.
Care for symptoms and side effects
Multiple myeloma can cause many symptoms, and treatment can cause uncomfortable side effects. Your healthcare team may recommend different ways to help relieve these symptoms and side effects.
Resources to help you find a treatment center
Choosing the right healthcare team is a very important part of care. These resources may help you find a treatment center and team near you:
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Your healthcare team is your best source of information.