NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Multiple Myeloma - page 34

NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Multiple Myeloma
Version 1.2012
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American Cancer Society
International Myeloma Foundation
National Cancer Institute
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• Surgery and radiation therapy are used when there is a single mass of myeloma cells.
• Drugs can be used to kill myeloma cells anywhere in the body.
• Chemotherapy drugs stop the growth process of cancer cells in a growth phase.
• Targeted drugs stop cancer cells from getting food or signals to grow.
• Stem cell transplants replace diseased bone marrow with healthy stem cells.
• Autologous stem cell transplant uses your own stem cells. Allogeneic stem cell transplant uses stem
cells from a donor.
• Adjunctive treatment for the symptoms caused by myeloma is very important.
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