Should I Be Starting Treatment for Myeloma, Even If I Don't Have Symptoms? - 100038

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Should I Be Starting Treatment for Myeloma, Even If I Don't Have Symptoms?

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Description: Having cancer and not treating it can be a nerve-racking experience for many multiple myeloma patients. Often referred to informally as "watch and worry," patients with smoldering myeloma may have heard some buzz about starting treatment earlier. In this video, Dr. Robert Orlowski explains that a subset of high-risk patients with asymptomatic myeloma may benefit from starting therapy even before the disease progresses to the point of causing the symptoms associated with myeloma. So who are these "ultra-high-risk" patients and how does your cancer team decide if you too might benefit from earlier treatment? Dr. Orlowski provides an introduction to the topic and discusses how connecting with a myeloma specialist will help keep you abreast of changing recommendations.

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Robert Orlowski, MD, PhD is Director of Myeloma and the Florence Thomas Cancer Professor of Medicine, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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Posted on : 05/29/14
Added : 4 years ago
Category : Multiple Myeloma