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.

Living with Multiple Myeloma

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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.

By Stephanie Stephens

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.

By Stephanie Stephens

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.

By Pamela Kaufman

Outliving Expectations With Multiple Myeloma

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

By Pamela Kaufman

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.

By Sheila M. Eldred

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.

By Stephanie Stephens

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.

By Pamela Kaufman

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.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

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.

By Martin Reed

Treatment FAQs

Over the years, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) has collected questions from patients like you, who are just starting treatment. Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

By Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

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.

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.

Health News

More Cancers Linked to Weight

As obesity rates keep rising, a new study finds even more connections between high BMI and many cancers, including colon, breast, blood, and brain cancers.

Holding Hands With Your Partner Can Ease Your Pain

When you’re in pain, hand-holding can help your brain waves sync with your partner’s and relieve your discomfort, according to a study conducted at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Haifa in Israel. This study involved 22 he...

Could Lowering Cholesterol Help the Body Fight Cancer?

Lowering blood levels of cholesterol could improve the cancer-fighting ability of certain immune system cells, called Tc9 cells.