The healthcare provider will ask you about the side effects of the treatment and how you cope during a follow-up visit. Your doctor can do a physical examination to test for lumps or bone tenderness.
Treatment will kill or eliminate the cancer for certain people with multiple myeloma. It may be difficult for a patient to get out of the thought of cancer recurrence after the treatment.
Tests are a part of follow-up care which help your doctor to find out the effectiveness of the treatment or for any signs of cancer recurrence. You may have:
- Blood tests for blood cell counts, M-protein levels and other chemicals in the blood
- Urine tests for protein levels in the urine
- Bone marrow biopsy to monitor the number of plasma cells in the bone marrow
- Multiple myeloma x ray, MRIs or CT scans to examine the breaks in the bones, areas of weakness or signs of a tumour
If multiple myeloma relapses, your healthcare team will help you to determine the options for best treatment for multiple myeloma.