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What types of questions should I ask my doctor regarding treatment for multiple myeloma or other plasma cell cancer?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 1-2-3

Cancer 1-2-3: 1) diagnosis - myeloma vs.
? 2a) stage - iss (not that relevant for individual) 2b) prognostic factors - eg cytogenetics, pcli (if avail), gep (new), bone disease, etc. 3) treatment -- goals (response or quality or....) and options. Some regiments are easy eg rd which is good for a low burden mm disease and working pt vs. More complicated "induction" regimen for high risk/burden.

In brief: 1-2-3

Cancer 1-2-3: 1) diagnosis - myeloma vs.
? 2a) stage - iss (not that relevant for individual) 2b) prognostic factors - eg cytogenetics, pcli (if avail), gep (new), bone disease, etc. 3) treatment -- goals (response or quality or....) and options. Some regiments are easy eg rd which is good for a low burden mm disease and working pt vs. More complicated "induction" regimen for high risk/burden.
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Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
As implied by the title, can "Cancer 1-2-3" be simplified ?
Dr. Michael Thompson
MM/PCD pts should understand diagnosis, prognosis, and goals of treatment. That is the simplified version.
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Www.cancer.net

Please check out www.
cancer.net for an excellent patient resource, including questions to ask your physicians. http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/multiple-myeloma.

In brief: Www.cancer.net

Please check out www.
cancer.net for an excellent patient resource, including questions to ask your physicians. http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/multiple-myeloma.
Dr. Uma Swamy
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