multiple myeloma relapsed - treat with Velcade need your advise
My Mom is 73, diagnosed multiple myeloma in 2014.
she was treated with:
V.A.D + steroid
+ radiation spinal column )D2
after that she got Thalidomide + steroid for 5 years and aredia for 3 years.
She suffers from neuropathy. Osteoporosis and Hypothyroidism.
After that remission for 5 years
last month they did blood test & CT pet and found that multiple myeloma is relapsed.
she must start treatment immediately.
The want to give her Velcade injections in two weeks - 4 injections.
I would like your advise:
1. do you think Velcade is the right one for her? We heard there are new treatments: Kyprolis, Carfilzomibe do you have any idea what we need to ask the doctors?
2. any one has a similar story that can tell us some tips?
thank you in advanced
I have just turned 62. in 2010 I was diagnosed with MM. They put me on Velcade and dex which worked extremely well fortunately. I went thru 15 weeks if IV velcade and stopped because of neuropathy. I am told that now they can do velcade subcutaneously (injection) and that the chances of neuropathy is greatly reduced. Neuropathy itself can really be a big deal. I lost 20 pound in 6 weeks until I got some meds for it. I still take some now.
Best medicine was velcade+dexa40mg
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Last edited by ravi_mjcet; 05-10-2014 at 11:54 AM.
The doc would know best. There are several options. Revlimid is a pill. I believe Carfizlomid is IV and does not cause neuropathy.
Originally Posted by hilitli
My husband was on Revlimid and it caused severe anemia. Needed blood transfusions every week. On Pomalyst now and doing ok. As ok as you can be with MM.