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Treatments for Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a severe condition that affects plasma cells or white blood cells in the bone marrow. While there are many treatment options, this disease would relapse once or several times in the future. This means that cancerous cells might come back later in life when you complete your treatments. In these cases, it is important to visit your doctor to make the right plan. Below are 10 common treatments for relapsed multiple myeloma that you should know.


Steroids are one of the most treatment options for people with relapsed multiple myeloma. They are effective in alleviating inflammation and getting rid of cancerous cells. This would help relieve pain and increase your quality of life. Your doctor would prescribe the following medications: Prednisone and Dexamethasone. They can be taken as either an injection or a tablet. Those people who experience vomiting and nausea after chemotherapy might also benefit from steroids. However, there are several possible side effects, such as mood changes, weak bones, increased appetite, as well as weight gain. [1]