• A quick survey of sorts for our members. New drugs are coming out all the time, but some of the old standby drugs are still being used

    Asked by WNMyeloma on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    A quick survey of sorts for our members. New drugs are coming out all the time, but some of the old standby drugs are still being used

    What drugs are you currently on, or have taken?

    9 Answers from the Community

    9 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I'm not currently in chemo so all I'm taking is prescriptions for thyroid, cholesterol, a blood thinner, and acid reflux. I'm pretty sure you want chemo drugs, so I'll shut up now.

      about 1 month ago
    • Allisonsue2's Avatar

      I have been on Velcade, Revlimid, Dexamethasone. Currently on Velcade, Cytoxan, dexamethasone. Tried Thalidomide but reaction so had to go back to Revlimid.

      about 1 month ago
    • po18guy's Avatar

      Currently on Ruxolitinib, aka Jakafi (JAK2 inhibitor) for Graft-versus-Host-Disease. Past history? Well, multi-relapsed lymphoma is like this, so....
      1. Cyclofosfamide
      2. Doxorubicin
      3. Vincristine
      4. Etoposide
      5. Prednisone
      6. Gemcitabine
      7. Vinorelbine
      8. Doxil (pegylated liposomal doxorubicin)
      9. Romidepsin (trial + long-term study)
      10. Belinostat
      11. Alisertib (trial)
      12. Pralatrexate
      13. Methotrexatate
      14. Bendamustine
      15. Etoposide (again)
      16. Carboplatin
      17. Cyclofosfamide (again)
      18. Tacrolimus
      19. Fludarabine
      20. Sirolimus
      21. Prednisone (again)
      22. Ofatumumab (Arzerra trial w/prednisone)
      23. KD025 (rho-associated coiled coil Kinase 2 inhibitor) trial
      ...and on to Ruxolitinib (Jakafi).
      Now, I have a small, apparently benign brain tumor, so no telling what that will bring.

      about 1 month ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Po, wow. They should go ahead and give you a pharmacy degree!

      about 1 month ago
    • po18guy's Avatar

      When I stop by the pharmacy at SCCA, I ask if they have anything new in that I could try!

      about 1 month ago
    • JaneA's Avatar

      5FU is over 40 years old, and it is still a cornerstone of colorectal cancer surgery.

      I've had 5FU as part of the FOLFOX chemo cocktail that also includes oxaliplatin. My FOLFOX was followed by Avastin, a newer targeted therapy.

      about 1 month ago
    • MiriamMarino's Avatar

      I am currently on Darzalex infusion, Dexamethasone and Pomalyst pills - Cycle 1.

      2016 induction: Cytoxan pills, Velcade shot, Dexamethasone, Revlimid.
      Stem cell transplant: melphalan.
      Maintenance: Revlimid
      Relapse treatment 18 months Kyprolis and Dexamethasone.

      about 1 month ago
    • annetteOR's Avatar

      Similar to Miriam.

      Induction 2014 -- First Cytoxan, Dex, and Velcade, then switched to Revlimid, Dex, and Velcade
      Auto SCT 2015 - Melphalan
      Remission to present - Maintenance dose of daily Revlimid

      about 1 month ago
    • Created07's Avatar

      I couldn't tell you exactly What I was on. It was called R-CHOP and I had a drawer full of preventative meds, most of which were unused. By the time I got to the point of needing chemo. with non-hodgekins, I had come through endometrial, breast and malignant melanoma with
      just surgery and radiation. By the time I needed chemo., I trusted my drs. so much I would have done whatever they said. Besides, I knew God was in charge so no point in questioning. New treatment or old, my drs. at UF Cancer in Orlando...and God took excellent care of me through all 4 cancers. I've been cancer-free since 2017.

      about 1 month ago

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