Bridging the Gap: Multiple Myeloma

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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

Classifying Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is classified into one of three categories. Classification of multiple myeloma is important because immediate disease-directed treatment is needed only for symptomatic myeloma.

By Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Managing Treatment Related Side Effects

Myeloma medications, like all medications, have the potential to cause side effects.

By Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Multiple Myeloma Tests

Diagnostic testing for multiple myeloma is important, because many myeloma patients don’t have any multiple myeloma symptoms until their disease has reached more advanced stages.

By Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Signs of Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer for which symptoms usually do not appear early. That’s unfortunate because symptoms are what motivate people to seek help. It’s important to understand the difference between signs and symptoms.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN