Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays (x-rays) to kill malignant plasma (myeloma) cells and it may be used to treat myeloma patients in select circumstances. Radiation therapy is the main treatment for plasmacytoma. Carefully selected patients whose bone pain does not respond to chemotherapy may receive radiation therapy as well. Radiation therapy may be impractical if there are widely distributed sites of painful bone involvement.
- Radiation Therapy
- Measuring Treatment Response
- Managing Side Effects
- Integrative Medicine and Complementary and Alternative Therapies
- Food and Nutrition
- Download or order The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's free booklet, Myeloma.