New Myeloma Drug Tecvayli Approved

I wouldn’t with multiple myeloma on anyone, and goodness knows those first two years were not fun. Sitting here in MRD- land, however, I can take joy in the excitement of the FDA approving a new multiple myeloma drug. What Is the Latest Multiple Myeloma Drug? All right stick with me here folks. The science … Read more

What Is Car T for Multiple Myeloma

So, you have multiple myeloma, or you know someone who does (or how else did you end up here?). Chances are you have heard of CAR T (pronounced car — like a Ford — and the letter T — like Sesame Street). What is CAR T exactly and how does CART fit into multiple myeloma … Read more

Generic Revlimid

Generic Revlamid, or generic lenalidomide is coming, but it may not help as much as cancer patients would hope. Revlimid is the brand name for the drug lenalidomide. Revlimid is a key drug for the the treatment of multiple myeloma. Until recently, Revlimid was produced by Celgene. However, Bristol Myers Squibb spent over $70 billion … Read more

Best Multiple Myeloma Specialists Doctors

OK. You’ve been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Chances are you got thrown to a random multiple myeloma doctor for your myeloma diagnosis. But, now you’re thinking, “how do I know you have the right myeloma doctor for me?” Multiple Myeloma Doctors Near Me Unfortunately, you may be limited to the best multiple myeloma specialists near … Read more

Elotuzumab Multiple Myeloma

Empliciti is the brand name for elotuzumab. (*Adds elotuzumab and empliciti to autocorrect dictionary*) I will be using elotuzumab and Empliciti interchangeably so that I can focus on facts and not what elotuzumab is called. I will be taking elotuzumab soon, so it is time to review elotuzumab and look at potential elotuzumab side effects … Read more

MRD negative Multiple Myeloma Status

Who is your daddy!? OK, I’m old, so that doesn’t mean what you think it means. I mean it in the Ace Ventura, “First I’d find a motive, then I’d lose 30 pounds PORKING HIS WIFE!” sort of way. Fighting Multiple Myeloma When I fought through my autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) and its aftermath … Read more

Bone Marrow Biopsy Results Multiple Myeloma

My multiple myeloma bone marrow biopsy results came in. And today we Google. As is always the case, I have a visit with my oncologist coming up after having done some testing to check on the status of my multiple myeloma. Talking to the doctor will give the actual, real results of my MM condition … Read more

Myeloma Chemotherapy

Myeloma chemotherapy generally starts out pretty well for a lot of myeloma patients, depending on where they were in the course of the disease when they got diagnosed. For weeks, friends and family remarked on how well I looked. It seemed like nothing had changed. It turns out that the various myeloma chemotherapy drugs all … Read more