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secondary cancer due to Rivlimid

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    luke letourneau

    I have mds with -5q.I’ve been on Revlimid for two and a half years with great success and blood work looks good. I recently developed a small non aggressive spot of lung cancer and Squamous Cell Carinoma on two places on my Body. Does anyone have an experience with Rivlimid causing secondary cancers that can form as a side effect from the Revlimid.



    Hi Luke,
    I have MDS 5q- and have been on Revlimid, mostly 5 mg, since 2004. Since then, I have had papillary thyroid cancer (approx. around 2011) and had one mole removed awhile ago from my back which I think was basal type. Sorry to hear about your secondary cancers as well. I am thankful that Revlimid has worked really well for my blood levels over all these years, but it was not without a few negatives (like stomach pain as well). Best wishes to you.

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