Can Experts Treat Two Cancers at the Same Time?

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If a second cancer arises in the midst of multiple myeloma treatment, do researchers have the tools to treat them simultaneously? What is the treatment plan for patients with multiple cancers? On site in Chicago at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting, noted myeloma expert Dr. James Berenson explains why patients may develop second cancers, treatment options available and potential risks. How common is it to have multiple cancers? Dr. Berenson also gives examples of cancer development and treatment strategy based on patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and myeloma, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and myeloma. Watch now to learn more.

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ALL can be more troubling, and unfortunately ALL can be a result of therapies.  So we know that some of the transplant procedures, immunomodulatory agents, those drugs can clearly heighten the risk of ALL.  

Please remember the opinions expressed on Patient Power are not necessarily the views of our sponsors, contributors, partners or Patient Power. Our discussions are not a substitute for seeking medical advice or care from your own doctor. That’s how you’ll get care that’s most appropriate for you.

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