Standard Treatment Options for Extramedullary Plasmacytoma
Standard treatment options for extramedullary plasmacytoma include the following:
Radiation therapy to the isolated lesion with fields that cover the regional lymph nodes, if possible.[1,2]
In some cases, surgical resection may be considered, but it is usually followed by radiation therapy.
If the monoclonal (or myeloma) protein (M protein) persists or reappears, the patient may need further radiation therapy. In...
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