A 34-year-old member asked:
is it reasonable to have second autologous stem cell transplant for myeloma?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Timothy Goggins answered
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: This is a very difficult question today because every situation with myeloma is different. We do not double transplant all myeloma patients like we have done in the past. It is sometimes reasonable if the first was previously successful and donor cells remain. We now have so many treatments for myeloma that sometimes we do an allogeneic transplant or treat with other drugs (velcade, carfilzomab.
Answered on Dec 17, 2016
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