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Multiple Myeloma is a malignant disease occurs in the bone marrow.  This year, about 14,6000 people will be diagnosed with this malignancy.  The diagnosis of multiple myeloma brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers...
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" I am diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Where can I obtain answers to my questions?" - Get answers of your questions of multiple myeloma from a board-certified oncologist. 

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General

What You Need to Know about Multiple Myeloma - Basic general information provided by National Cancer Institute.

Multiple Myeloma Interactive Tutorial - Patient Education Institute of the National Institute of Health provides this teaching session for patients diagnosed with this malignancy.  Covers general information about the disease, include symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of multiple myeloma. 

eMedicine: Multiple Myeloma - Review article prepared for healthcare professions details diagnostic and treatment information on multiple myeloma.  Also recommended for motivated patients. 

Family Practice Notebook: Multiple Myeloma - Provides basic information about the disease.  The article was written in lay language. 

 

Diagnosis


Stages of Multiple Myeloma - The stage of the disease is very important because the treatment options and the outlook for recovery and survival depend on the stage of the cancer. 

Symptoms of Multiple Myeloma - Multiple Myeloma is not symptomatic in its early stages in most cases.  It may cause vague symptoms in its late stages. 

Understand Blood Counts - Patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma will need multiple blood tests during their treatment. This article from the Leukemia Foundation provides key concepts about blood counts.

Multiple Myeloma: Recognition and Management - Review article from the American Academy of Family Physician details information on the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.  
 

Treatment

How is Multiple Myeloma Treated (Patients' Version) - The summary from the National Cancer Institute details the treatment information for cancer patients and their caregivers. 

How is Multiple Myeloma Treated (Professional Version) - The summary from the National Cancer Institute details the treatment information for cancer patients and their caregivers. 

Clinical Trials for Multiple Myeloma - A list of on-going clinical trials for myeloma treatment provided by the National Cancer Institute.

Center Watch: Cancer Trials - List of clinical trials provided by different cancer centers according to geographic area. Currently has more than 58 trials available in the United States.

Understanding Thalidomide Therapy - Thalidomide has been shown to slow or stop the growth of newly forming blood vessels.  It is a relatively new treatment for multiple myeloma. 

Alternative Therapy For Multiple Myeloma - The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society provides information on complementary & alternative therapies for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, & myeloma 
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Support 

International Myeloma Foundation - An organization built to help everyone battering myeloma - patients, friends, physicians, and caregivers. 

Multiple Myeloma Survival Stories - Provided by ACOR.org. Also has mailing list service for patients with multiple myeloma. 

Cancer Forum for Multiple Myeloma  - Talk about multiple myeloma and other blood malignancy with other patients or caregivers. 
 
Other

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation  - Provides information, include news and featured articles, about multiple myeloma. 

Multiple Myeloma Education Network 

 

 
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