Cancer, after all, is a battle, and a positive attitude and hope are crucial weapons. So far, I win!
Many times, treatment for multiple myeloma may continue for extended periods, with repeated remissions and recurrences. For this reason, our teams of experts, including specially trained support professionals, forge close medical relationships with you to be sure you receive personal, customized care. This individualized attention gives you the best chance of a full and healthy life.
MD Anderson has been instrumental in some of the biggest advances in multiple myeloma treatment, including Revlimid® (lenalidomide), a derivative of thalidomide. It is one of the most important discoveries in multiple myeloma therapy in recent years. We've also found that combining this drug with chemotherapy drugs often has a profound effect on multiple myeloma, even after other treatments have failed.
At MD Anderson, you benefit from one of the most active research programs in the United States, which includes a prestigious federally funded SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence) program. This means we are able to offer a wide range of clinical trials (research studies) for every stage of multiple myeloma.
Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about multiple myeloma, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.
Multiple myeloma facts
A cancer diagnosis is easier to face if you focus on one day and one appointment at a time.
BY Karen Fore
I have an iron-clad immune system -- or so I thought. I was hardly
That is, until 2009 and 2010, when I got the flu. I blamed not getting my flu shot. I also was unusually busy at work and blamed my fatigue, weight loss and fuzzy brain on stress. After having a fever for no apparent reason, I went to an urgent care clinic.
Given my recent weight loss and fatigue, the doctor decided to do some bloodwork...