Cancer Prevention Overview (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - What is Prevention?
Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. By preventing cancer, the number of new cases of cancer in a group or population is lowered. Hopefully, this will lower the number of deaths caused by cancer.
Cancer is not a single disease but a group of related diseases. Many things in our genes, our lifestyle, and the environment around us may increase or decrease our risk of getting cancer.
Standard Treatment Options for Isolated Plasmacytoma of Bone
Standard treatment options for isolated plasmacytoma of bone include the following:
Radiation therapy to the lesion.
Chemotherapy (if the monoclonal [or myeloma] protein [M protein] increases and other evidence of symptomatic multiple myeloma occurs).
About 25% of patients have a serum and/or urine M protein; this should disappear following adequate radiation therapy to the lytic...