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58 yo female. I've been diagnosed with mds and smoldering myeloma. One oncologists says it's rare to have both. diangosis x 2yrs. Pancytopenia. No tx yet.

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

In brief: Possible

Although not very common, it can happen.
At this time, the standard of care for smoldering myeloma is still observational. For mild mds perhaps either just observe or blood transfusion as needed and growth support therapy as indicated. For intermediate-high risk mds- hypomethylating agent like vidaza or other agent like Revlimid (lenalidomide) will be considered depending on the cytogenetics. F/u with your md.

In brief: Possible

Although not very common, it can happen.
At this time, the standard of care for smoldering myeloma is still observational. For mild mds perhaps either just observe or blood transfusion as needed and growth support therapy as indicated. For intermediate-high risk mds- hypomethylating agent like vidaza or other agent like Revlimid (lenalidomide) will be considered depending on the cytogenetics. F/u with your md.
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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Rare

Although rare to have both diseases it can happen.
Treatment of either disease will depend upon the symptoms. For smoldering myeloma most would monitor; for mds treatment depends upon frequency of transfusions, whether there are chromosomal abnormalities.

In brief: Rare

Although rare to have both diseases it can happen.
Treatment of either disease will depend upon the symptoms. For smoldering myeloma most would monitor; for mds treatment depends upon frequency of transfusions, whether there are chromosomal abnormalities.
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