Understanding myeloma

Booklet
Published: 31 Jul 2018
Next review: 31 Jan 2021
Edition: 13

A booklet explaining myeloma, covering the causes and symptoms, diagnosis, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials. It also talks about emotional, practical and financial issues.

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Published: 31 Jul 2018
Next review: 31 Jan 2021
Edition: 13

A booklet explaining myeloma, covering the causes and symptoms, diagnosis, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials. It also talks about emotional, practical and financial issues.

About this booklet

This booklet is about a type of cancer called myeloma. It is for anyone who is having tests for myeloma or who has been diagnosed with it. This booklet may also be helpful for family members, friends or carers.

The booklet explains the symptoms of myeloma. It also explains how it is diagnosed and treated, and ways to cope with myeloma. This includes your feelings, relationships, work and finances.

Visit our online information about myeloma.

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