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How does radiation therapy treat multiple myeloma?

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Radiation therapy can ease the pain caused by multiple myeloma’s damage to your bones. It may also be used with other treatments to help you fight the disease if it’s spread.

It’s not a cancer cure, but it is a treatment you’ll try along with drugs, surgery, or a stem cell transplant.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Radiation therapy for multiple myeloma.”

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: “Multiple Myeloma Treatment Guide.”

University of Utah Health Care: “What to Know About Radiation Therapy for Multiple Myeloma.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Support for Bone-Related Problems.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: “NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Multiple Myeloma.”

University of California at San Diego Moores Cancer Center: “Total Body Irradiation (TBI).”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 7, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Radiation therapy for multiple myeloma.”

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: “Multiple Myeloma Treatment Guide.”

University of Utah Health Care: “What to Know About Radiation Therapy for Multiple Myeloma.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Support for Bone-Related Problems.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: “NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Multiple Myeloma.”

University of California at San Diego Moores Cancer Center: “Total Body Irradiation (TBI).”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 7, 2018

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