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Focus on Myeloma

 

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Plasma cell neoplasms, including multiple myeloma, are most common in people who are middle aged or older.

Understanding Multiple Myeloma

Plasma cell neoplasms are diseases in which the body makes too many plasma cells. Multiple myeloma is a type of plasma cell neoplasm.

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Know Your Multiple Myeloma Treatment Options

While there is no cure for mul­tiple myeloma, the cancer can be managed successfully for years in many people. Your multiple my­eloma treatment will depend on whether you are experiencing symptoms and your overall health. In many cases, a team of doctors will work with you to determine the best treatment plan. The goals of treatment are to eliminate myeloma cells, control tumor growth, control pain, and allow you to have an active life.

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The Symptoms and Side Effects of
Multiple Myeloma

When you’re going through treatment for multiple myeloma, listen to your body. Keep a journal of how you feel physically and emotionally. Keeping notes can help you keep track of how you’re doing over time and of symp­toms or side effects that may come and go. This can help you work closely with your doctor to manage the side effects that you experience from mul­tiple myeloma or its treatment, and ensure that your questions are answered.

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