At present, there is no cure for myositis. A person with myositis will need to manage the condition and to adjust to the changes it brings. This may involve continuing to take medicine and seeing a doctor regularly. It may also require changing some activities, especially during periods of increased pain and weakness. For most people with myositis, however, treatment of myositis is satisfactory, and they can lead productive lives. Myositis is more serious if it affects the breathing muscles, the heart, is combined with a tumor, or if certain autoantibodies are present. People with these complications will need to be monitored even more closely by their doctors.