Multiple Myeloma Treatment
Multiple myeloma, a malignancy of plasma cells, presents a formidable challenge within the hematology field. The disease is characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of abnormal plasma cells in the bone marrow, leading to various clinical complications. Despite the complexity of this disease, the evolution of treatment strategies has been substantial, offering patients hope and an improved prognosis.
Today, a diverse range of treatment options, each with its own mechanism of action and therapeutic potential, forms the cornerstone of multiple myeloma management. From the mainstay of chemotherapy and the precision of radiotherapy to the targeted approach of novel agents and the revolutionary promise of CAR T-cell therapy, our understanding and ability to treat this disease have reached new heights. Following is an overview of current treatment options.
For patients who do need treatment, the following therapies are offered at Sheba:
Treatment of Symptoms and Complications
Addressing the symptoms and complications that arise from multiple myeloma is a key aspect of care, with the goal of improving the patient’s comfort and overall health.
Pain from bone damage may be reduced with appropriate pain relievers, targeted radiation or surgical interventions. For patients with kidney impairment, supportive treatments like dialysis may become essential. Vaccinations are critical in shielding patients from infections such as the flu and pneumonia. To strengthen weakened bones, doctors prescribe medications to enhance bone density. As for anemia, a frequent condition in MM patients, treatments that encourage red blood cell production are utilized, helping restore energy and reduce fatigue.
At Sheba, our holistic approach to care ensures that while we aggressively combat the disease, we also prioritize the patient’s quality of life, addressing the full spectrum of their needs for a more comfortable and hopeful journey to recovery.
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