NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Multiple Myeloma - page 5

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Multiple Myeloma
Version 1.2012
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1.1 – What are plasma cells?
Explains this type of blood cell where
myeloma starts.
1.2 – How do plasma cells become
multiple myeloma?
Describes how plasma cells become cancer
cells and spread.
1.3 – What are M-proteins?
Describes the abnormal antibodies made by
myeloma cells.
1.4 – Symptoms of multiple myeloma
Describes the health problems caused by
multiple myeloma.
1.5 – Tools
Webpages with basics about multiple myeloma
are listed.
Part 1: About multiple myeloma
You’ve learned that you have multiple myeloma. It’s
common to feel shocked and confused. Part 1 reviews
some basics about multiple myeloma that may help you
start to cope. These basics will also help you use the
treatment guide in Part 5.
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