Treatment: Understanding multiple myeloma treatment
The aims of multiple myeloma treatment
Unfortunately, multiple myeloma is not curable but it is treatable and the good news for people living with the disease is that there are many different treatment options available.
Because multiple myeloma is not curable, your treatment may aim to do a number of different things:
The choice of treatment will depend on different factors, including for example the aim of your treatment, your age and general health.
“I accept the multiple myeloma. It’s part of me. Maybe it was part of me long before the treatment; maybe it will come back one day. This attitude allows me to deal calmly with it. I don’t see the point in fighting a disease. Then I would have to fight against my own body. I don't want that. I wanted to learn to live with my multiple myeloma.”
Types of treatment for multiple myeloma
There are many different types of treatment available for multiple myeloma. Treatment will depend on many things from the stage of the disease to the treatment that will fit best with your general health. There are also many different ways that you can receive treatment – some are tablets that you swallow, others are infusions given through a vein or active substances administered by a subcutaneous injection.
Your doctor will discuss with you the best treatment for your situation.
The following video gives you an overview of the point from which treatment becomes necessary and the different treatment approaches there are today.
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