Bortezomib, also known as Velcade®, is a targeted therapy drug. It interferes with enzymes (proteasomes) that are found in all cells, including cancer cells. Bortezomib causes cancer cells to die and can stop the cancer from growing.
During treatment, you will see a cancer doctor and a cancer nurse. This is who we mean when we mention doctor or nurse in this information. You will see your doctor and nurse regularly while you are having bortezomib. This information may help you discuss any questions about your treatment and its side effects with them.