I am close to 94 yrs and will start Velcade next week. Where is it injected and what are the side affects?
My phase I treatment which included Velcade twice a week for two weeks and then one week off ended a month ago. There were no noticeable side effects.
I was also on Revlimid and Steroids at the same time. So there were mild side effects from the combination. This was occasional nausea and mild diarrhea. I considered the treatment a "walk in the park".
I wish you luck and hope that your treatment is effective as well as mild.
I have been on Velcade for 5 years and have not had any side effects.
Velcade will be in the stomach,small needle don't hurt
Injected under the skin in my upper arm twice weekly. After about 4 month developed neuropathy in feet and hands and discontinued velcade. After about 6 months the neuropathy faded away. Also the velcade stopped making any improvements to my blood markers.
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