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I have multiple myeloma. How soon after the first transplant do you advocate doing the second transplant? What is the success rate for the tandem transplants?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: It depends

I am not a "transplanter", but i would not word your question the way you have.
Some mm patients benefit from a second (tandem) autologous sct. This is something that needs to be discussed with the transplant team and i don't think is amenable to a generic answer.

In brief: It depends

I am not a "transplanter", but i would not word your question the way you have.
Some mm patients benefit from a second (tandem) autologous sct. This is something that needs to be discussed with the transplant team and i don't think is amenable to a generic answer.
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Depends

If you only get a short remission from the first transplant, a second is not likely to do anything for you.
More than a few years of remission might make a second one worthwhile.

In brief: Depends

If you only get a short remission from the first transplant, a second is not likely to do anything for you.
More than a few years of remission might make a second one worthwhile.
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
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