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Commonly used initial treatment combinations for myeloma include:
- Cyclophosphamide, thalidomide and dexamethasone (known as CTD)
- Velcade® (bortezomib), thalidomide and dexamethasone (known as VTD)
- Velcade, cyclophosphamide and thalidomide (VCD)
- Melphalan, prednisolone and thalidomide (known as MPT)
- Velcade, melphalan and prednisolone (known as VMP)
After receiving an initial course of treatment (sometimes known as frontline treatment), you may be suitable to go on and have high-dose therapy and a stem cell transplant (HDT-SCT).
You may also be prescribed other supportive treatments to:
- Help prevent or manage potential side-effects of treatment combinations
- Treat the symptoms and complications of myeloma. These include: