What is relapsed multiple myeloma?
Patients with relapsed multiple myeloma fall into 3 categories:
- Patients with ‘relapsed’ disease. Their first progression occurs when any therapy following successful initial therapy stops.
- Patients with relapsed and refractory disease. Their progression occurs on a specific therapy or within 60 days of a given therapy.
- Primary refractory. Patients fail to achieve a response following induction therapy.
If you find that multiple myeloma relapses, you had better ask the advice from your doctor. Follow his or her suggestion.
Keywords: relapsed multiple myeloma