Treatments for myeloma can be very effective at controlling the disease, reducing symptoms and improving quality of life. Unfortunately, however, myeloma is currently an incurable (terminal) cancer.
In general, treatment is given to:
- Reduce the levels of myeloma as far as possible
- Control the myeloma for as long as possible
- Control the myeloma if it returns (this is called a relapse)
- Relieve the symptoms and reduce the complications the myeloma is causing
- Improve quality of life
- Prolong life
Myeloma varies from person to person, and therefore so does treatment. Find out about the different types of treatment you may receive, at different stages of myeloma.