What Is the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma?

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What is the treatment of multiple myeloma?

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If you do not have symptoms, your doctor may watch you closely without starting treatment. When you have symptoms and pains, after applying periodic blood and urine tests, your doctor may begin treatment. Standard treatment options include but not limited to:
  • Targeted therapy. It can kill abnormal things in cancer cells which allow them to survive.
  • Biological therapy. It uses your body’s immune system to fight myeloma cells.
  • Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy drugs kill fast-growing cells, including myeloma cells.
  • Corticosteroids. It can regulate the immune system to control inflammation in body.
  • Bone marrow transplant. It can replace your diseased bone marrow with healthy bone marrow.
  • Radiation therapy. This treatment uses beams of energy like X-rays to damage myeloma cells and stop their growth.
Words above are mere introduction. You can never choose a certain treatment merely based on your own decision. You must ask your doctor for his or her professional advice. Follow his or her suggestion.Following ways can help you feel better during treatment:
  • Keep a healthy diet.
  • Have some exercise. Remember to protect your bones during the exercise.
  • Have enough rest.
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My twin has multiple myeloma.will I have the disease
No. Multiple myeloma is rarely genetically caused and it does not run in the family.
I was diognized with multiple myeloma last year. The doctors scheduled an MRI and that's when they found multiple myeloma (MM) stage III cancer. Then the treatment began. I had radiation for nine weeks to remove multiple tumors in my back.  Nine weeks later, I went  through stem cell transplant. Later I went on Velcade chemotherapy.

I'm lucky to be alive but I will be disabled for the rest of my life from a much damaged spine.