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Are there any cure or treatments for amyloid/multiple myeloma?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Treatable, incurable

Amyloid/multiple myeloma in general are still incurable diseases.
It is treatable and there are many different treatment available for amyloid/multiple myeloma which can prolonged survival. Please discuss further with your oncologist re- treatment options for you. See more at : www.Cancer.Gov or www.Cancer.Net or www.Nccn.Com.

In brief: Treatable, incurable

Amyloid/multiple myeloma in general are still incurable diseases.
It is treatable and there are many different treatment available for amyloid/multiple myeloma which can prolonged survival. Please discuss further with your oncologist re- treatment options for you. See more at : www.Cancer.Gov or www.Cancer.Net or www.Nccn.Com.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Treatment, no cure

There are a number of treatments that can be used for multiple myeloma and primary systemic amyloidosis.
There are numerous chemotherapy drugs that can be used which generally have modest side effects. Also an autologous stem cell transplant can be used in many cases. But our current therapies do not cure these diseases.

In brief: Treatment, no cure

There are a number of treatments that can be used for multiple myeloma and primary systemic amyloidosis.
There are numerous chemotherapy drugs that can be used which generally have modest side effects. Also an autologous stem cell transplant can be used in many cases. But our current therapies do not cure these diseases.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Many

There are many treatments for amyloidosis and multiple myeloma.
Many new drugs have been approved for these diseases in the past several years including -- thalidomide, lenalidomide, bortezomib, Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) (with bortezomib). Carfilzomib was suggested for fda approval by odac recently & may be approved very soon. Pomalidomide expected approval soon. Other drugs in the pipeline. Cure rate still low.

In brief: Many

There are many treatments for amyloidosis and multiple myeloma.
Many new drugs have been approved for these diseases in the past several years including -- thalidomide, lenalidomide, bortezomib, Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) (with bortezomib). Carfilzomib was suggested for fda approval by odac recently & may be approved very soon. Pomalidomide expected approval soon. Other drugs in the pipeline. Cure rate still low.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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