Patient Comments: Multiple Myeloma - Treatment

What kinds of treatment have you, a friend, or loved one received for multiple myeloma?

Comment from: asa, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 07

My wife, 65 years old is suffering from multiple myeloma and is on thalidomide 100 mg daily as maintenance dose. Her major problems or side effects are extreme weakness, huge swelling both legs below knees and feet causing difficulty in walking, and backache.

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Comment from: JD's caretaker, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 23

JD was started on Velcade then SCT. Followed by maintenance therapy of Thalidomide for 2 years. Has bad neuropathy in feet and had skin cancer removed. Both caused by treatment. He says, "A small price to pay".

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Comment from: misty4555, 13-18 Female Published: July 19

I had a loved one who had multiple myeloma, and one of the treatments this person received was a stem cell transplant from a donor who was a perfect match. The person also received a lot of new FDA releases. They were a guinea pig in this case. My loved one was at stage three. I hope this helped a little.

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