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Treating Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

Due to advances in the treatment of multiple myeloma, there are many treatment options available. Keep in mind, treating relapsed multiple myeloma does not always follow a set path. You and your care team will be able to choose a treatment that makes sense for you and your unique situation.

Potential treatment approaches at relapse include:

Dose adjustment. Your doctor may increase the dose of your current medication when appropriate.

Adding another treatment. Combination therapy is common in the treatment of multiple myeloma. You may need a different combination.

Changing to a new treatment. This treatment may be a new type of treatment altogether or it may be another treatment known to work similarly to your current treatment.

Stem cell transplant (if not attempted as your first therapy). You can learn more about stem cell transplants here >

Even with all the treatment options currently available, more are being studied. If your doctor recommends a change in treatment, it may be one you’re not familiar with. Ask questions to make sure you have all the information you need.

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