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Plasma Cell Neoplasms (Including Multiple Myeloma) Treatment

Treatment Options for Plasma Cell Neoplasms

A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or stages of cancer, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you.

Multiple Myeloma

Patients without symptoms may not need treatment. When symptoms appear, the treatment of multiple myeloma may be done in phases:

Supportive care to treat bone problems and amyloidosis may include:

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with multiple myeloma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Isolated Plasmacytoma of Bone

Standard treatment of isolated plasmacytoma of bone is usually radiation therapy.

Supportive care to treat amyloidosis may include chemotherapy and corticosteroid therapy.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with isolated plasmacytoma of bone. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Extramedullary Plasmacytoma

Standard treatment of extramedullary plasmacytoma may include the following:

Supportive care to treat amyloidosis may include chemotherapy and corticosteroid therapy.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with extramedullary plasmacytoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Waldenström Macroglobulinemia (Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma)

Treatment of Waldenström macroglobulinemia may include the following:

Supportive care to treat amyloidosis may include chemotherapy and corticosteroid therapy.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with Waldenström macroglobulinemia. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance

Treatment of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is usually watchful waiting, which will include regular blood tests to check the level of M protein in the blood.

Supportive care to treat amyloidosis may include chemotherapy and corticosteroid therapy.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Refractory Plasma Cell Neoplasms

Treatment of refractory plasma cell neoplasms may include the following:

Supportive care to treat amyloidosis may include chemotherapy and corticosteroid therapy.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with refractory multiple myeloma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.