Treatment overview for myeloma - image description

This diagram shows the different treatment options for someone diagnosed with myeloma. If you are diagnosed with myeloma without symptoms, you will have regular blood tests and monitoring. If you have active myeloma, you may have less intensive treatment or intensive treatment.

Less intensive treatment can be chemotherapy, targeted therapy, steroids, and symptom control, or a combination of these. Intensive treatment can be divided into three parts. These are induction therapy, consolidation therapy and symptom control. Induction therapy includes chemotherapy, targeted therapies and steroids. Consolidation therapy is high-dose treatment and a stem cell transplant.