NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Multiple Myeloma - page 49

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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Multiple Myeloma, Version 1.2014
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Treatment guide
Active multiple myeloma
side effect is an unplanned or unwanted physical or
emotional response to treatment. Bone damage from
myeloma is very common, so bisphosphonates are
recommended. If the primary treatment given includes
thalidomide or lenalidomide, which can cause serious
blood clots, then blood thinners are recommended.
Blood thinners are medications that thin out blood
to treat or reduce the risk of blood clots. Other
adjunctive treatments may be given as symptoms
of myeloma or side effects of myeloma treatment
appear. For more details about each adjunctive
treatment listed in the chart, read pages 29 and 30 in
Part 3.
Next steps:
See Chart 4.4.2 for recommended
follow-up tests to check how well
primary treatment is working.
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