NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Multiple Myeloma - page 22

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Multiple Myeloma
Version 1.2012
3.1 – Local therapy
The use of surgery and radiation to treat a single
myeloma mass is described.
3.2 – Systemic therapy
Describes chemotherapy and other drugs that
treat myeloma throughout the body.
3.3 – Stem cell transplant
Describes a cancer treatment that replaces bone
marrow with healthy stem cells.
3.4 – Treatments for myeloma
symptoms
Describes ways to treat the health conditions
caused by myeloma.
3.5 – Tools
Questions to ask your doctor about treatments
are listed along with helpful webpages.
Part 3: Treatments for myeloma and its symptoms
There is more than one treatment for multiple myeloma.
The main types are described on the next pages.
Treatments for the symptoms caused by myeloma are
also included. This information may help you use the
treatment guide in Part 5. It may also help you know
what to expect during treatment. Not every person
with myeloma will receive every treatment listed.
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