NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Multiple Myeloma

37 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Multiple Myeloma, 2018 3 Myeloma treatments Review Review † † Surgery and radiation therapy are used when there is a single mass of myeloma cells—called a solitary plasmacytoma. † † Chemotherapy drugs kill fast-growing cells, including cancer cells and normal cells. † † Targeted therapy drugs target a specific or unique feature of cancer cells. † † A stem cell transplant replaces damaged or diseased cells in the bone marrow with healthy blood stem cells. † † An autologous stem cell transplant uses your own blood stem cells. † † An allogeneic stem cell transplant uses blood stem cells from another person, called a donor. † † Adjunctive treatment for the symptoms of myeloma and side effects of myeloma treatment is very important. † † A clinical trial studies a test or treatment to see how safe it is and how well it works.

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