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NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Multiple Myeloma
Version 1.2012
Part 6: Beyond cancer treatment
6.1 – Becoming a “cancer patient”
Addresses how being a cancer patient
becomes your job.
6.2 – Getting enough sleep
Addresses the importance of sleep.
6.3 – Anxiety and depression
Addresses emotional distress related to cancer.
6.4 – View of self
Addresses blaming oneself and body image.
6.5 – Taking care of your body
Addresses the need to eat well, exercise, and
quit smoking.
6.6 – Caring for caregivers
Points out the need for caregivers to get their
needs met.
6.7 – Tools
Suggestions for helping you and your
caregivers cope.
A treatment plan often addresses challenges other than
cancer treatment. Part 6 lists some of the challenges
you may face. For most patients with cancer, their
main concern is that their treatment works. However,
having cancer is complex and brings many physical
and emotional challenges. It is important to know about
these challenges and get the support you need.
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