NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Multiple Myeloma - page 59

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Multiple Myeloma
Version 1.2012
6.7 Tools
Let other people help you. This is the time to accept
offers for rides, meals, childcare, or just good company.
Be as healthy as you can—eat well, get enough rest,
exercise, and stop smoking.
Talk with your family and friends about your concerns
and needs. Let them know what is important to you,
including your feelings about end-of-life decisions.
Do the things that help you cope—keep a journal,
garden, play music, or take that trip you’ve been
wanting to take.
Don’t be afraid to take medications that can help your
emotional and physical symptoms. Let your cancer care
team help you.
Talk with your treatment team about what you
are experiencing. Don’t wait until you are feeling
overwhelmed.
Know the resources that are available to you and
use them.
Be your own advocate—ask questions, take notes, and
be active in your treatment.
Coping for patients
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