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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Expensive : A single vial (3.5 mg) of velcade (bortezomib) costs around $1, 500.00. Each cycle of treatment (3 weeks duration) will use about 3-4 vials depending ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Ask your docotor!: I am sure there are other medicines that can be used in its place. Depending on what type of cancer you have there are back up options of other drugs ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Neuropathy, etc.: Velcade (bortezomib) or Bortezomib frequently causes a sensory neuropathy with tingling, numbness, pain or a combination in the feet and hands. Thromb ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Several: Low blood pressure, peripheral neuropathy (numbness and/or tinging) of the fingers and/or toes, nausea, diarrhea and low blood counts are the most com ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes, Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) can be used to treat multiple myeloma. Discuss further in detail with your oncologist -whether the chemotherapy wou ... Read More
A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Fever could be side : Effects of the chemotherapeutic agents and steroids considering there's no blood infection. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should help control the fever. Fol ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes.: Generic name of Cytoxan is cyclophosphamide. It is a drug commonly used to treat a variety of cancers, but may also be used to treat some autoimmune ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience in Neurology
See answer below: Both are used in rrms with similar efficacy levels. Copaxone (glatiramer) does not need blood monitoring and is administered as a subcutaneous sc inje ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Possibly: If the leukemia develops out of a myelodysplasia and has evidence of a 5q-, then possibly. But, the results are mediocre at best. Not curative by an ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Complex problem: Cannot comment with 2 lines of information. Need the entire clinical context. If you seek more detailed information get a formal second opinion.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Speak with physician: The best advice at this point is to speak with the treating physician and ask for an explanation regarding the increase in the medication given the pr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Myeloma/lymphoma: Bortezomib (velcade) is used to treat multiple myeloma and certain types of lymphoma.
A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pomalidomide: May try pomalidomide or re-treat with valcade or clinical trial if PS remains good. No sufficient data after carfilzomib failure.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: Neuropathy after adriamycin (doxorubicin) is well documented.
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
25 years experience in Medical Oncology
Other options: There are multiple other options to include trials avaliable for treatment. Targeted therapy has been proven effective as well as immunotherapy. Would ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Not really: Abraxane is a derivative of Taxol. It is employed after recurrent or metastatic pancreas cancers have failed Gemzar (gemcitabine) adding about 8 wks ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
No: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat malignant, metastatic disease. Pneumonitis is an inflammatory process that needs antibio ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Possibly: Even though Lenalidomide causes less neuropathy it still occurs. Also depends on the disease. Meaning how aggressive does one need to be. Is there ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Taxol (paclitaxel): Taxol (paclitaxel)
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Taxotere (docetaxel): It may cause nausea, vomiting, hair loss, rash weakness, nail changes, joint pains, supression to bone marrow - anemia, decreased white blood cells, l ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Sometimes: Pegfilgrastim (neulasta) is white blood cell stimulant that can be used after chemotherapy to help the white blood cells recover. In some situations ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Cimzia (certolizumab pegol): Certolizumab, a biological drug, very expensive, used to treat some auto-immune diseases in selected cases
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Whitman
35 years experience in Surgical Oncology
2 versions 1 drug: They are the same drug except that the pegylation makes that drug longer acting, so it can be given less often.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Can be transient: Velcade (bortezomib) can cause peripheral neuropathy. If it causes painful neuropathy or interferes with activity the dose is often decreased. Most ... Read More
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