The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) Multiple Myeloma Patient Handbook 2015

Table of contents

Step 1: Know what you’re dealing with. Get the correct diagnosis.
What is myeloma?
Basic facts about myeloma
Why myeloma must be treated
What causes the medical problems with myeloma

Step 2: Tests you really need.
Different types of myeloma
Staging of myeloma
Testing at diagnosis

Step 3: Initial treatment options.
Initial or frontline therapy

Step 4: Supportive care and how to get it.
If frontline therapy is not working
Questions to ask your doctor

Terms and definitions

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