Fast Facts for Patients and their Supporters: Myeloma: Cancer of the immune system
Information + Taking Control = Best Outcome is the theme running through this short, superbly illustrated workbook, which is designed to help patients equip themselves with the best information about myeloma. Starting with a simple overview of the biology of the disease, this comprehensive resource will also help patients to understand the type of myeloma that they have, the remitting-relapsing nature of the disease, and the signs and symptoms they are likely to experience.
'Fast Facts: Myeloma for Patients and their Supporters' takes patients through the initial treatment options and their side effects, what to expect if they have stem cell transplantation, and how they will be treated when their symptoms return. The final sections will help patients understand what supportive care options are available to them, and provide an insight into the latest myeloma research, which is progressing on many fronts.
With FastTests to test patients' understanding of their condition throughout, and plenty of space for patients to write their own notes, this concise, easy-to-read resource will help patients get organized so that they are better equipped to ask the right questions and have more meaningful discussions with their doctors and nurses. Ultimately, it will help them make the best decisions about their care.
Information + Taking Control = Best Outcome
What is myeloma?
Who gets myeloma and why?
How is myeloma diagnosed?
What type of myeloma do I have?
What are the effects of myeloma?
What is staging and why is it done?
What initial treatment will I receive?
Stem cell transplantation
Monitoring the effects of therapy
Treatment when myeloma returns
Research to follow and support
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