If you have multiple myeloma, remember that you often have a lot of choices in how to treat it.
New symptoms may be a clue that your multiple myeloma treatment isn’t working anymore.
Your doctor will likely want to start treatment ASAP. It’ll be more aggressive than therapies for standard-risk multiple myeloma.
Targeted therapy is a treatment that seeks out specific molecules that help cancer cells grow, divide, and spread.
A triplet plan includes a corticosteroid, a drug that works on your immune system, and a drug that targets cancer cells.
The sooner you create a plan for managing myeloma’s costs, the sooner you can start treatment with a clearer head.
Here are some steps you can take to make sure you have the best financial coverage you can, given your myeloma and treatment.
Chemotherapy meds go into your bloodstream and reach all parts of your body. They’re a good choice to destroy myeloma cells.
Radiation therapy can ease the pain caused by multiple myeloma’s damage to your bones.
Corticosteroids are a key part of treating multiple myeloma. They help other drugs fight cancer cells and ease swelling.
With multiple myeloma, your immune system takes a hit. Immunotherapy boosts the body's natural defenses against cancer.
For more than a decade, medical providers have treated multiple myeloma (MM) with proteasome inhibitors (PIs).
Researchers are finding new ways to fight multiple myeloma, including a new treatment called CAR T-cell therapy.
A stem cell transplant replaces unhealthy blood cells with healthy ones. It can be a strong weapon against multiple myeloma.
When you donate marrow or blood stem cells to another person, that’s called an allogeneic stem cell transplant.
If you've had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, you'll want to watch for signs of graft versus host disease (GVHD).
Monoclonal antibodies target certain proteins found on multiple myeloma cells.
Antibody-drug conjugates are a new kind of targeted treatment for multiple myeloma.
Plasmapheresis is a supportive treatment. It temporarily helps to relieve multiple myeloma symptoms and treat complications.
Treatments for multiple myeloma have grown a great deal in the past few years. Several drugs have been approved since 2015.
TAC T-cell therapy is a new treatment option. Researchers are studying it to treat both solid tumors and blood cancers.
Clinical trials are available for all types and stages of multiple myeloma.
Complementary and alternative treatments may help you relieve symptoms or ease the stress of living with multiple myeloma.
You should talk to your doctor before using vitamins and supplements. They can interfere with multiple myeloma treatment.
Some research suggests medical marijuana might help manage multiple myeloma symptoms or medication side effects.
Fatigue that comes with a cancer like multiple myeloma is different from the tiredness you may have felt before.
Myeloma bone disease causes bone to break down faster than it can be repaired. This can lead to painful conditions.
If you have multiple myeloma, taking care of your bones is an important part of your treatment plan.
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If you or a loved one has multiple myeloma, you may want to think about palliative care.
Hospice care is recommended when the multiple myeloma advances to a point that treatment can no longer control it.