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Multiple myeloma drugs

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Complex: Too complex to answer definitively in 400 characters. 1) country differences depends on different forms of "fda" & often cost/value calculations in ot... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
No: It is a drug that has very much helped to control multiple myeloma, but we are still working on finding a reliable cure. There are likely to be future... Read More
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Not true: lenalidomide is one of agents /treatments we use to treat multiple myeloma. combining with other agents, it has demonstrated response and survival, ho... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The non drug treatments for Multiple myeloma include:: Supportive care, Transplant, Blood and marrow transplant.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Follow MDs advice: Lenalidomide is an immunomodulatory drug (imid), so it is "harnessing your immune system". I would re-word the question as what drugs should I take to... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Not generally...: Myeloma and other hematologic malignancies are not generally considered "hereditary"/familial, but some are. Risk in family members is around 2x risk ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
1% : 1% of all cancers. 2nd most common hematologic malignancy. A great nci snapshot link: http://www.Cancer.Gov/aboutnci/servingpeople/snapshots/myeloma.P... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
Medical Oncology 31 years experience
"Multiple Myeloma": just means multiple bone marrow tumors. A simple description like that does not take modern technology (though it would not be picked up early). Indee... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Myeloma tests: There are many tests that are used to diagnose and stage multiple myeloma. These can include: cbc, chemistry panel, bone marrow biopsy, chromosome st... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Unknown/MGUS: The exact cause of multiple myeloma is not known. Myeloma is almost always (?Always) preceded by monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (m... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Multiple myeloma: Medial survival in myeloma many years ago was only 1-2 years. Nowadays, with many effective therapy such as lenalidomide, bortezomib, transplant -med... Read More

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