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Multiple Myeloma

The latest multiple myeloma news, advice, and information, including treatment advances, symptom management, and real-life stories about people living with this blood cancer.

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Living with Multiple Myeloma

"My outlook for the future is incredible: I'm a force for good."

The Latest

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Bones

Multiple Myeloma: Managing Bone Pain

From medication and surgery to stress-reduction techniques, here are ways to cope with bone pain.

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Living With

Remaining an Elite Athlete With Multiple Myeloma

Tips to help you stay the course as the elite, competitive athlete you are while living with cancer.

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Fitness

How to Ease into Exercise With Multiple Myeloma

Maybe you've never loved exercise, but you know of its benefits. Here's how to get started.

Nan Jenkins
Five Questions

Cancer Took Her Parents. She Chose to Fight Back.

Nan Jenkins talks about finding hope after heartbreak and how she became a Relay For Life superhero.

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Profile

Outliving Expectations With Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is considered a fatal disease, but new treatments are extending life expectancy — and introducing new questions.

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Five Questions

Former Teacher Uses Social Media to Educate About Multiple Myeloma

Fifth grade teacher Cindy Chmielewski left the classroom when she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM), but didn’t stop educating others – her classroom just went virtual. Cindy is now a social media powerhouse in the MM community. Here’s her story.

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Living With

10 Ways Good Nutrition Helps Manage Multiple Myeloma

Get to know the foods and practices that will work for you and not against you during your cancer treatment and beyond.

Cristina Gasparetto
Doctor & Patient

How a Brilliant Multiple Myeloma M.D. Found Her Calling

All it took was one unusual multiple-myelmona patient, and Cristina Gasparetto, M.D., was sold.

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Complications

Down to the Last Detail: Managing Multiple Myeloma Pain

Bone breaks, pinched nerves, infections, and excess calcium in the blood can be sources of pain with multiple myeloma. Learn how to minimize that pain with an array of pain interventions.

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Risk Factors

Can Poor Sleep Cause Cancer?

If you have trouble sleeping, you may be at greater risk for certain cancers. Here's what we know about the connections between sleep and cancer risk.

Meet the Experts

Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN
Health Writer

Judi Ebbert has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Lara DeSanto
Editor

Lara DeSanto is a digital editor and staff writer for HealthCentral. She acts as the editor for Sexual Health, Digestive Health, and several cancers.

Pamela Kaufman
Health Writer

Pamela Kaufman has worked at Vogue and Food & Wine. Today she writes about health, food, and living well with chronic disease.