Chemotherapy can effectively slow the progress of multiple myeloma by destroying the cancerous cells. Multiple myeloma can significantly weaken bones and cause them to break. Biophosphonates help to prevent further bone damage.
Radiation therapy for multiple myeloma may be used to shrink and/or destroy tumors and to alleviate pain in areas of bone that have not responded to chemotherapy. An External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) delivery device is used to precisely target the tumor site with a high-energy x-ray beam. Treatments are painless and require no sedation.