Supportive and other treatments

Bisphosphonates

Bisphosphonates are drugs that in certain situations can help to protect your bones against some of the effects of cancer, such as pain and weakness. Find out when you might be offered bisphosphonates and what to expect.

  • Myeloma

    Bisphosphonates for myeloma

    Bisphosphonates are drugs that can strengthen weakened bones and reduce pain. Research has shown that some bisphosphonates may help treat myeloma.

  • General information

    Zoledronic acid

    Zoledronic acid is a drug that can be used when cancer has spread to the bones. It also helps to lower raised calcium levels in the blood.

  • General information

    Pamidronate

    Pamidronate is a drug that can be used when cancer has spread to the bones. It also helps to lower raised calcium levels in the blood.

  • General information

    Clodronate

    Clodronate is a drug that can be used when cancer has spread to the bone. It also helps to lower raised calcium levels in the blood.