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Chemotherapy

You might have chemotherapy with a steroid, and a targeted cancer drug. The combination of treatments depends on whether or not you are having a stem cell transplant, and your general health.

About chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. The drugs circulate around the body in the bloodstream. You might have chemotherapy in combination with a targeted cancer drug and steroids. 

Chemotherapy drugs

There are a number of chemotherapy drugs you might have as part of your treatment for myeloma. The type you need depends on whether you have symptoms and your general health. Find out about the different drugs and possible side effects.

Last reviewed: 
20 Sep 2018

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