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The main treatments for myeloma include chemotherapy, steroids and biological therapy. The treatment you have depends on many things such as how far the myeloma has grown (the stage), if you have symptoms, and your general health.

Treatment decisions

How your doctor decides which treatment you need, and information about the types of treatment you might have for myeloma.


Information about chemotherapy and the drugs used for myeloma. 

Biological therapy

Find out more information on biological therapy for myeloma. 

Steroids (dexamethasone, prednisolone, methylprednisolone)

You might have steroids with other myeloma treatments such as chemotherapy or biological therapy.

Intensive treatment

Intensive treatment uses high dose chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant.


Radiotherapy uses high energy rays to kill cancer cells. It uses radiation similar to that used for x-rays.

Treating symptoms

Find out how different treatments can help to contol or reduce the symptoms of myeloma.

Follow up appointments

Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for myeloma.

Last reviewed: 
09 Jan 2016

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