- How is multiple myeloma treated?
- Chemotherapy and other drugs for multiple myeloma
- Bisphosphonates for multiple myeloma
- Radiation therapy for multiple myeloma
- Surgery for multiple myeloma
- Biologic therapy for multiple myeloma
- Stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma
- Supportive treatments for patients with multiple myeloma
- Clinical trials for multiple myeloma
- Complementary and alternative therapies for multiple myeloma
- Treatment options for multiple myeloma, by stage
- More treatment information for multiple myeloma
How is multiple myeloma treated?
- Chemotherapy and other drugs
- Biologic therapy
- Stem cell transplant
It is important to discuss all of your treatment options, including their goals and possible side effects, with your doctors to help make the decision that best fits your needs. It’s also very important to ask questions if you’re not sure about something. You can find some good questions to ask in the section “What should you ask your doctor about multiple myeloma?”
For information about some of the most common approaches used based on the extent of the disease, see the section “Treatment of multiple myeloma, by stage.”
You should take a reasonable amount of time to think about all of the choices. Getting a second opinion can provide more information and help you feel more confident about the chosen treatment plan. Some insurance companies require a second opinion before they will agree to pay for certain treatments.
Last Medical Review: 05/22/2014
Last Revised: 03/09/2015