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Refractory and Relapsed

Refractory Myeloma

Some patients still have myeloma cells in their bone marrow after treatment. This is called refractory myeloma. If you have refractory myeloma, you generally have two standard treatment options:

Relapsed Myeloma

If your myeloma returns after a remission, you're having a relapse. You'll need more chemotherapy with the same or different drugs used earlier during treatment or an allogeneic stem cell transplantation if you're a candidate for one.

last updated on Sunday, March 20, 2011