Treatment for relapsed myeloma?

New agents. Pomalidomide and Kyprolis (carfilzomib) were recently approved for treatment of relapsed myeloma- should talk to a hematologist/oncologist for more details.
See your oncologist. Hi! for an initial case or relapse of multiple myeloma, the oncologist needs to be guiding the management. It is a complex disease that requires the expertise of the oncologist, and the medications that are used depend on your overall medical status.

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What is the treatment for young people with myeloma?

Myeloma treatment. Agressive therapy would be recommended in young people with myeloma. Treatment will include several cycles of combination of 3 different medication as induction then followed by stem cell collection for future autologous stem cell transplantation that can be done soon after completion of chemotherapy or later in the future as indicated- plus minus maintanance therapy . Discuss further with your md. Read more...

My grandmother aged 65 she had mutiple myeloma and leoimoma can it be cured? What is the treatment?

Yes ; no. Multiple myeloma is not curable. Leiomyoma is the medical term for uterine fibroids. Fibroids can be treated successfully. Read more...
Which one is worse? Leiomyoma sounds like a benign tumor, so it should not cause much of a problem. Multiple myeloma is a cancer inside the bone(bone marrow). There is good treatment for myeloma but it is chronic, long term treatment off and on, most patients can and often live for 5-10 years with this cancer. Read more...

What is the treatment for senior people with myeloma?

Medication. Define to me- senior people? Treatment will depend on whether the person is a transplant candidate or not. The age cut off would be 70 year old- but also will depend on the overall condition/other medical problems and preference. If not eligible for tansplant-treatment would be combination of 2 or 3 medications ( biological agent, steroids and plus minus chemo ) mainly then +/- maintainanace. Read more...

What are your treatment options for multiple myeloma?

Many. There are many options. One source of updated, risk-stratified treatment are the Mayo Clinic Stratification for Myeloma And Risk-adapted Therapy (mSMART) guidelines: http://www.msmart.org/msmart_mar09_002.htm Treatment depends on disease (MM) and host (patient) characteristics as well as the goals of therapy. Read more...

If I need treatment now, what are my options for multiple myeloma and how successful are they likely to be?

It depends... Treatment options for mm are plentiful and are dependent on: patient characteristics (age, comorbidities -- diabetes, neuropathy, cv disease, etc), mm cytogenetics (risk), disease burden, etc. Treatment options need to be customized to the individual patient -- more so than in the past because of rapid developments in mm. That is good news. Read more...
It depends... An international team has put together guidelines on when patients with myeloma should be treated. Your cancer doctor should be aware of them. There are many things now which can predict how well you will do with treatment and what type of treatment you should have. Patients live much longer with this disease than a decade ago..Some over 20 years making this a chronic illness in many ways. Read more...

What is myeloma cancer and is there treatment for it?

It is a type of Bloo. It is a type of Blood Cancer which begins in the bone marrow and shows up in the bones, where it can weaken the bone causing Pain and sometimes bone fractures. . It has some good treatments available now. Read more...

Has tinospora ever been used to treat multiple myeloma or be used at the same time as other multiple myeloma treatment?

Maybe no data? Never heard of tinospora until your question. I saw a scattering of mentions on an internet search, but no real data. A recent august 2011 review on tinospora in various conditions (not myeloma) is here: http://www.Lahey.Org/departments_and_locations/departments/cancer_center/ebsco_content/multiple_myeloma.Aspx?Chunkiid=111811. Read more...

What types of treatment exist for multiple myeloma and other plasma cell cancer types?

"Many" Myeloma and other plasma cell dyscrasia treatments has evolved from standard cytotoxic approaches (eg mp, vad, hypercvad) to "novel" therapies. Immunomodulatory drugs (imids) - eg thalidomide, lenalolidomide, pomalidomide proteasome inhibitors - eg, bortezomib, carfilzomib, etc other: hsp90 inhibitors, hdaci, b-raf, etc. Over the last few years multiple new drugs have been approved for myeloma. Read more...
Multiple options. There are a variety of options for treating multiple myeloma. The main therapy is chemotherapy but radiation treatments are sometimes used for localized areas. Also a stem cell transplant is often part of the treatment. Chemotherapy or a stem cell transplant are used for a related plasma cell problem called 'primary systemic al amyloidosis.'. Read more...

Do I need to begin treatment immediately or are you going to monitor my multiple myeloma for now? Why?

It depends. Standard of care for mgus is observation. Standard of care for smoldering/asymptomatic (no crab sx) mm is observation. Ecog e3a06 is evaluting Lenalidomide vs. Observation in smm. The reason to treat symptomatic mm include: improve survival, reduce bone fractures, reduce infections, improve blood counts, etc. The intensity and type of treatment are highly variable and actively evolving... Read more...
Yes and no. Most myeloma needs treatment, but some are indolent means very slow growing without causing any damage to u, after a thorough check your oncologist will tell you if you need tretment or close follow up untill you have an indication. Read more...