NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Multiple Myeloma - page 32

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Multiple Myeloma
Version 1.2012
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What are my treatment options?
Will I have more than one treatment?
What are the risks and benefits of each treatment for
multiple myeloma?
Will my age, general health, stage of multiple myeloma,
and other medical conditions limit my treatment
choices?
Do I have to get treated?
Where will I be treated? Will I have to stay in the
hospital or can I go home after each treatment?
What can I do to prepare for treatment? Should I stop
taking my medications? Should I store my blood in case
I need a transfusion?
How soon should I start treatment? How long does
treatment take?
How much will the treatment cost? How can I find out
how much my insurance company will cover?
How likely is it that I’ll be cancer-free after treatment?
What symptoms should I look out for while being treated
for multiple myeloma?
When will I be able to return to my normal activities?
What is the chance that my cancer will come back and/
or spread?
What should I do after I finish treatment?
Are there supportive services that I can get involved in?
Support groups?
Questions about treatment to ask your doctor
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