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Can Stem Cell replacement cure a stage-1 MM patient?

vjassal
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Joined: Nov 2007

My mother-in-law was diagnosed of MM almost 8 months ago. This was stage-1 MM. She has been given 6 cycles of Chemotherapy (based on Thaldex regime). She had developed DVT due to chemo port being inserted and that caused her a lot of pain. Apart from this one incident; the cycles have been successful with the usual side-effects.

My question is "Is she a suitable candidate to go for Stem Cell Replacement? and if she goes for the replacement what are the risks and does the disease get cured or prolonged? What is the life expectancy after the SS replacement"

AuthorUnknown
Posts: 1564
Joined: May 2006

Hello,

You may want to contact the American Cancer Society's National Cancer Information Center. Cancer Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day and can assist you with questions you may have about the treatment of multiple myeloma. They can be reached at 1-800-227-2345.

I wish your mother-in-law the best on her treatment.

Take care and be well,

Dana
CSN Dana

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