Multiple Myeloma Topic Guide

Multiple Myeloma Multiple Myeloma: Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells of the blood. Symptoms include early osteoporosis, hypercalcemia, hyperviscosity of the blood, low red and white blood cell counts, low platelet count, cryoglobulinemia, and amyloidosis. Tests to diagnose multiple myeloma include blood and urine tests, bone marrow examination, X-rays, MRIs, PET scans, and regular monitoring. Multiple myeloma treatment includes chemotherapy, radiation, medications, and stem cell transplantation. Life expectancy for multiple myeloma is a 30% five-year survival rate.

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Multiple Myeloma Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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bortezomib Bortezomib

Bortezomib is used to treat multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma...learn more »

thalidomide Thalidomide

Thalidomide is used together with dexamethasone to treat multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer). Thalidomide is also used to treat and prevent moderate to se...learn more »

vincristine Vincristine

Vincristine is used to treat leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, rhabdomyosarcoma (soft tissue tumors), neuroblastoma (cancer that forms in ...learn more »

prednisone Prednisone

Prednisone is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body, and also suppresses your immune system...learn more »

melphalan Melphalan

Melphalan is used as a "palliative" treatment to relieve symptoms of multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer) or a certain type of ovarian cancer...learn more »

doxorubicin Doxorubicin

Doxorubicin is used to treat different types of cancers that affect the breast, bladder, kidneys, ovaries, thyroid, stomach, lungs, bones, nerve tissues, joi...learn more »