Segment 8 - Cost of Care and Treatment

The panelists debate the costs of multiple myeloma treatment. There are costs for initial treatment, maintenance care, and the price that comes with taking multiple drugs.

The panelists debate the costs of multiple myeloma treatment. There are costs for initial treatment, maintenance care, and the price that comes with taking multiple drugs. It’s important that treatment is the “best at the beginning.”

In general, the disease is extremely expensive to treat, and there may be nearly 100,000 patients who suffer from the disease. Treatment can last for years, which only adds to costs.

Risk factors are also analyzed by the panel. Dr Kumar notes that some studies have shown African Americans and people who are obese may be at increased risk for developing the disease.