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Treatment for relapsed myeloma
Myeloma is highly treatable in the majority of cases but unfortunately it is currently incurable. This means that even after successful treatment and periods of remission or plateau (where your myeloma has remained stable), your myeloma will return. This is called a relapse.
There are a number of effective treatments available for relapsing myeloma. This is true regardless of whether it is your first relapse or if you have had one or more relapses previously.
Commonly used treatment combinations at relapse include:
- Velcade® (bortezomib) and dexamethasone
- Revlimid® (lenalidomide) and dexamethasone
- Farydak® (panobinostat), Velcade and dexamethasone
- Imnovid® (pomalidomide) and dexamethasone
There are also a number of novel treatments being investigated for use in clinical trials.