Multiple Myeloma Medical Reference
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- Bone Pain and Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma causes bone loss and damage. Here’s how to ease the pain and protect your bones from more severe damage.
- Balancing RRMM Treatment and Everyday Life
Learn more about how you can make treatment for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) a part of your everyday life.
- Taking Control of Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Learn more about the various treatments and lifestyle changes that can help you manage symptoms of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM).
- Emotions and Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma brings on a flood of emotions. Here’s how to lift your spirits and feel better.
- Is a Clinical Trial Right for Me?
If you want cutting-edge treatment for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, consider a clinical trial. Here’s a look at the most promising new drugs.
- Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma Treatment Is Tailored to You
Treating RRMM is not one-size-fits-all. With a growing number of treatment options and a broad range of relapse scenarios, many variables play a role.
- How to Talk to Your Doctor About Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma can return after treatment. People with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, RRMM, should talk frankly with their doctor about options.
- How Treatment Changes With Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma often comes back (relapses). Sometimes it becomes resistant to treatment (refractory). Find out about RRMM treatments and how they change.
- Lifestyle Is a Major Part of the RRMM Treatment Plan
The symptoms and treatment side effects of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma can be hard to manage. Find out how to help yourself with healthy living.
- Coming to Terms With Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Dealing with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma means being proactive about self-care, learning relaxation techniques, and relying on loved ones.
- MGUS and Multiple Myeloma
Learn about this condition that can sometimes turn into multiple myeloma.
- Medical Marijuana and Multiple Myeloma
Medical marijuana can ease symptoms of multiple myeloma. Weed is illegal in the U.S., but some states allow you to use it to treat pain. Learn more here.
- Vitamins and Supplements for Multiple Myeloma
Should you take turmeric or other dietary supplements for your multiple myeloma? Here’s what you need to know.
- What Is Multiple Myeloma Neuropathy?
Multiple myeloma – and the drugs to treat it - can lead to neuropathy.
- Monoclonal Antibodies for Multiple Myeloma
Learn more about this treatment, including how it works and side effects.
- Treating High-Risk Multiple Myeloma
Learn more about the treatment options available for this aggressive form of the disease.
- Disparities in Care and Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
Treatments for multiple myeloma have gotten better, but not everyone benefits equally. What to know about the causes of disparities in myeloma treatment and care and what they mean for you.
- Triplet Therapy for Multiple Myeloma: What to Know
If you’ve been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, your doctor may recommend a combination of three drugs. Here’s what you need to know about triplet therapy.
- Multiple Myeloma With Amyloidosis: Linked, but Different
Some people with multiple myeloma also have amyloidosis. What is the connection? And how are they different? Learn more.
- Multiple Myeloma in Older Adults: What to Know
Multiple myeloma risk goes up for people 65 and older. But as you age, you might face challenges with diagnosis and treatment options. Learn more.
- Proteasome Inhibitors and Multiple Myeloma: What to Know
An up-to-date look at a relatively new strategy that has become important in treating multiple myeloma.
- Plasmapheresis for Multiple Myeloma
Here’s how plasmapheresis treats multiple myeloma, and what to expect if you have this treatment.
- Managing Financial Costs of Multiple Myeloma
As treatment for multiple myeloma has improved, the costs have also gone up. Learn how to manage the costs and find financial support.
- Multiple Myeloma and Your Intimacy
Multiple myeloma can impact your sex life in many ways. Learn how the disease, meds, and body changes can affect sexual function, and what you can do.
- Infection and Multiple Myeloma
When you have multiple myeloma, you’re at more risk for infections. Learn the signs and steps you can take to keep yourself well.
- Hospice Care for Multiple Myeloma: What to Know
If you or your loved one has multiple myeloma, you may wonder when it will be time for hospice care. Here’s when you need it.
- What Is Multiple Myeloma Remission?
Learn how your doctor determines when you’re in remission.
- Who Gets Multiple Myeloma?
Learn more about who’s mostly likely to get this type of cancer, and what the statistics say.
- Multiple Myeloma and Osteoporosis: What’s the Link?
It’s common to lose bone density with multiple myeloma. Doctors call this osteoporosis. Learn more about the relationship between the two conditions.
- Multiple Myeloma and Your Eyes
Here's how multiple myeloma and its treatments can put you at risk for eye problems.
- Corticosteroids for Multiple Myeloma
Corticosteroids are key in treating multiple myeloma. They help fight cancer cells, ease swelling, and calm chemo effects. Learn how they work.
- Multiple Myeloma vs. Myelofibrosis
Multiple myeloma and myelofibrosis are different blood cancers, but they share some symptoms and can happen at the same time. Here’s what you need to know.
- TAC T-Cell Therapy for Multiple Myeloma
TAC T-cell therapy shows promise for treating breast cancer. Could this new immunotherapy be on the horizon for treating multiple myeloma?
- What Is POEMS Syndrome?
POEMS syndrome and multiple myeloma are both conditions that affect your body’s plasma cells. Find out how they’re connected and what the outlook is.
- Young Adults With Multiple Myeloma: What to Know
While rare, people under the age of 40 can be diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Here’s what you need to know about being a young adult with this disease.
- Can a Neutropenic Diet Help With Multiple Myeloma?
While you’re having treatment for multiple myeloma, your doctor may encourage you to follow a neutropenic diet. Here’s what to eat, what to avoid, and more.
- How Multiple Myeloma Affects Your Brain
Multiple myeloma can have unexpected effects on your mental health and abilities. Learn more about how this blood cancer affects your brain.
- 5 Ways to Maintain Bone Health if You Have Multiple Myeloma
We take a deep dive into how to promote bone health while living with multiple myeloma.
- How Equal Access to Treatment Might Improve Survival Rates
This is one of many factors that affect multiple myeloma’s impact on minorities.
- Antibody-Drug Conjugates for Multiple Myeloma
Antibody-drug conjugates are a new kind of multiple myeloma treatment that targets the cancer while sparing healthy cells.
- Social and Economic Factors Play a Role in Multiple Myeloma
Here are some of the reasons why people of color don't always get the same care.
- Early vs. Late-Stage Diagnosis For Multiple Myeloma in Black Populations
Black people are twice as likely to die from multiple myeloma as white people. Find out why, and how early care can help Black people with MM live longer.
- How Multiple Myeloma Affects Minority Populations
Race impacts when multiple myeloma is diagnosed, the time until treatment, and what treatments you’re offered.
- What Is a Bence-Jones Protein Test?
Learn about the Bence-Jones protein test and its use in detecting and tracking multiple myelomas, lymphomas, and other conditions.
- What Is Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease?
If you need a stem cell or bone marrow transplant, be aware it’s possible you could get chronic graft versus host disease. Learn more about cGvHD.
- Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Refractory multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer that doesn't get better with treatment or that stops responding to treatment. You may need to try different combinations of treatments to slow your cancer.
- Staying Safe and Mobile With Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma can affect your mobility and may put you at a higher risk for injury or falling. Find out how you can strengthen your body and avoid accidents.
- Late-Stage Multiple Myeloma
If you’re diagnosed with late-stage multiple myeloma, the cancer cells may have spread to different parts of your body. Doctors call this stage III.
- Conditions That Can Look Like Multiple Myeloma
Is it multiple myeloma or something else? Learn which conditions share symptoms.