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Takeda Oncology Here2Assist® can provide the information you need throughout your treatment.

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Getting involved with your treatment

Questions for your healthcare team

At Takeda Oncology, we believe that being an active participant in your treatment plan helps you get more out of your doctors’ appointments. And that starts with asking questions. Lots of them.

Below are some suggestions to bring up at your next appointment. Feel free to add your own, and remember: In a subject as complicated as multiple myeloma, there is no such thing as a silly question.

We suggest you bring a notepad and take notes during your office visits.

Learn more about the treatment schedule of VELCADE.


General questions

  • What are the goals of treatment?
  • These are the medications and supplements I am currently taking (be prepared with a list). Do these affect my treatment, and how?
  • Can you help me understand the differences in available multiple myeloma treatments?
  • How often is treatment given? For how long is treatment given? What ways are treatment given?
  • How effective is the treatment you’re recommending?
  • How will I know if my multiple myeloma is responding to treatment?
  • What does it mean if I achieve remission?
  • How often will I need to come into the office?
  • Are there patient support groups that you might recommend?
  • Can I make plans to travel?

Side effects

  • What are the side effects of treatment?
  • Are there signs or symptoms I should look out for?
  • Should I expect any new or worsening symptoms at this point in my treatment?
  • What should I do if I experience any side effects? How can they be managed?

Lab work and tests

  • What typical tests and scans will I need?
  • How often do I need them?
  • What tests/results should I keep track of?
  • Can you explain the results of my tests?

Don’t hesitate to ask about other tests you may be curious about.

VELCADE Reimbursement Assistance
Program (VRAP)

VRAP is a support program of Takeda
Oncology Here2Assist®

Designed to help patients with unmet needs, Takeda Oncology Here2Assist can help identify financial assistance that may be able to help you with the cost of your treatment. Our case managers are the first step to get you the support you need.

To learn more about Takeda Oncology Here2Assist,
call to speak with a case manager at

1-844-817-6468, Option 2
or visit

Let’s Talk. We’re available Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM ET.

To learn more about Takeda Oncology Here2Assist, visit

Along with your healthcare team, these tools can help you in your treatment

Downloadable resources

Takeda Oncology Lab Test Tracker

A complete guide to standard tests and reference ranges with a chart for tracking lab test results

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Doctor Discussion Guide

Questions to assist you at healthcare visits

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Starting VELCADE Info

Some helpful information for new patients starting on VELCADE.

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Online resources

These online resources can provide you with more information about multiple myeloma and additional information that may help address day-to-day concerns associated with your treatment.

  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)
  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Takeda Oncology is not affiliated with these organizations. By listing these resources, Takeda Oncology is not endorsing any particular service or group and we are not responsible for the content of these sites or services. They are provided here for informational purposes and are not meant to replace your healthcare provider’s medical advice.