Multiple Myeloma Overview

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Treating Multiple Myeloma TOPICS

How is multiple myeloma treated?

This information represents the views of the doctors and nurses serving on the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Information Database Editorial Board. These views are based on their interpretation of studies published in medical journals, as well as their own professional experience.
The treatment information in this document is not official policy of the Society and is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your cancer care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.
Your doctor may have reasons for suggesting a treatment plan different from these general treatment options. Don’t hesitate to ask him or her questions about your treatment options.

About treatment

After multiple myeloma is found and staged, your cancer care team will talk to you about your treatment options. Take time to think about all of the choices. You might want to get a second opinion. Doing so can give you more information. It can also help you feel better about the treatment plan you choose. In fact, some insurance companies say you must get a second opinion before they will agree to pay for certain treatments.

The treatment for multiple myeloma could include:

Last Medical Review: 05/22/2014
Last Revised: 06/19/2014