High Risk Myeloma Treatment Options

High Risk Myeloma Treatment Options

Myeloma is classified as high-risk based on presence of cytogenetic abnormalities and poor treatment outcomes. Despite many new drugs and drug combinations being approved, long term benefits for high risk multiple myeloma patients is less clear. We continue our discussion on high risk myeloma with Dr. Robert Orlowski and talk about the treatment options that are available for a high risk patient.

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  • Anonymous User Feb. 18, 2017, 9:06 p.m.  US/Eastern

    My brother has just been diagnosed with MM. He was being treated for a pulled muscle in his back for 5 months. When the treatment did not work and he was not getting better they told him to come back in 30 days for a MRI within the 30 days he lost all feeling in both legs and had to be wheeled in a wheel chair for the MRI. He was admitted into the hospital and they started steroid treatment then radiation now chemo. He has some feeing in his legs and can move his right leg, left leg does not have as much movement or feeling. Will treatment help him to walk? they are talking about sending him to rehab after chemo. I was feeling very hopeful but now not so much. I'm worried they have told him he will not walk and he's not telling us. He is very depressed and when we tell him he will beat this he does not answer. What would the next treatment be. I know you are not privy to his records but I assume its kind of has a course of treatment.

  • Anonymous User Feb. 18, 2017, 10:53 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Why is Plasma Cell Leukemia never mentioned when high-risk myeloma is discussed? As a member of the myeloma family, it's prognosis is one of the poorest, yet no research is done on it and few clinical trials will even allow PCL patients to participate. What hope is there for PCL patients?