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Lenalidomide is one of the earliest drug to cure multiple myeloma, is this true?

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 advancements, but at this time we mostly are able to prolong life (sometimes for many years) but not deliver an absolute cure.
Not true. Lenalidomide is one of agents /treatments we use to treat multiple myeloma. Combining with other agents, it has demonstrated response and survival, however, unfortunately we still are unable to cure mutliple myeloma at this time. Pomalidomide is newer line of lenalidomide.

My grandmother is suffering from multiple myeloma, what is the best cure for this?

There is treatment f. There is good treatment available for controlling myeloma. Go seek advice from a specialist (called hematologist). Most multiple myeloma patients do well for 5-10 years when treated by an experienced hematologist.

Could multiple myeloma be treated and cured?

Yes. Multiple myeloma can certainly be treated. There a variety of new drugs available. We are likely curing some myeloma patients, but we don't necessarilyl know who these peopple are when we start treatment. Check out the #mmsm tweetchat including an upcoming topic of myeloma cure.

How much does it cost to cure "Multiple Myeloma" and is there any permenant cure?

Multiple Myeloma. While there is no defined "cure" for multiple myeloma, chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplants have been shown to cause remission in many cases. With regard to cost, chemotherapy is expensive if paying cash and autologous stem cell transplant may cost over 100K, so it is important to check with insurance providers regarding this.
Allogeneic. Transplant is a potential cure but is only offered to high risk patients because of toxicity.

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

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.
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.
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.

Can stem cell transplants cure multiple myeloma?

Rarely. If it is an allogeneic or unrelated stem cell tranplant, there is a small chance.
Depends. It depends on which type, autologous stem cell which is your own stem cell can control it for lomg time but cure is not common, (, if you respond to it) but if it is allogeneic stem cells which is from somebody else, you, may have small chance for cure. But compications are very high.
Remission. Multiple myeloma is treated classically with chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation. Both modalities can put the disease on remission and prolong life substantially. I personally do not offer allogeneic stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma unless on clinical trial or under very stringent circumstances. Multiple myeloma remains an incurable but very treatable disease.

Mom has liver cancer and now multiple myeloma? When can she be cured?

Chemotherapy. Sorry bad combination, see your family physician for referral to an oncologist. Great chemotherapeutic agents are available now to achieve a good palliation.
Unfortunate. It is with regret that I have to state that neither liver cancer nor multiple myeloma are generally curable cancers. Liver and bone marrow transplants may offer hope if a person has only one.