Radiation therapy in multiple myeloma

Radiology. 1975 Apr;115(1):175-8. doi: 10.1148/115.1.175.

Abstract

In this retrospective study of 76 patients with myeloma, the indications for radiation therapy are reviewed and its value analyzed. Eleven patients presented with a "solitary plasmacytoma" and 65 patients presented with disseminated disease. Radiation therapy is successful in both the palliation of pain (81% of cases) and in producing long-term remission and possibly cure in solitary lesions.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multiple Myeloma / mortality
  • Multiple Myeloma / radiotherapy*
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary
  • Palliative Care
  • Plasmacytoma / mortality
  • Plasmacytoma / radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy / adverse effects
  • Radiotherapy Dosage
  • Retrospective Studies