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MULTIPLE MYELOMA; Peter's appeal for treatment rejected by NHS Trust.

MULTIPLE myeloma is an incurable, but treatable, cancer.

It affects plasma cells in bone marrow, with symptoms including bone pain, fractures, fatigue, anaemia and an increased susceptibility to infection.

The Myeloma UK support group said Revlimid is one of the most important treatment breakthroughs in the past 40 years.

A spokeswoman for Myeloma UK said: "It is the first myeloma treatment to be developed where the balance between clinical effectiveness and sideeffects is excellent.

"Revlimid can improve overall survival with myeloma by up to three years."
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 22, 2008
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