What is the treatment for myloma?

Many new options. Therapy for myeloma has evolved from cytotoxic drugs (mp, vad, hcvad) to the immunomodulatory drug (imid) thalidomide. More recent drugs include the imid Lenalidomide (revlimid) (pomalidomide coming...), Bortezomib (velcade), doxil, (liposomal doxorubicin) etc. Many new drugs are on the horizon. Bisphosphonate therapy with zoledronic acid (zometa) is of benefit. Tx has changed from simple to complex and individualized.
Mainly chemotherapy. The treatment of myeloma usually consists of chemotherapy- ranging from oral drugs to complex intravenous chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant. Radiation can be used for painful bone areas and sometimes surgery is used for stabilising bones at fracture risk.
Treatment. We treat myeloma with Bortezomib (valcade), Lenalidomide (revilimid) and Dexamethasone and after several treatment cycles we would consider autologus stem cell transplantation for the patient. We also use zoledronic acid (zometa) for bone metastasis.

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Treatment for relapsed myeloma?

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. Read more...
New agents. Pomalidomide and Kyprolis (carfilzomib) were recently approved for treatment of relapsed myeloma- should talk to a hematologist/oncologist for more details. Read more...

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...

How many plasma cells in the bone marrow need treatment fr smoldering myloma?

Complex question. It's not just the number, but how they crowd out normal cells, and how much other problems they cause (elevated calcium, sludging, infiltration of bone, etc.) would probably need a special online consult to sort this out better. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, Read more...