NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Multiple Myeloma - page 63

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Multiple Myeloma
Version 1.2012
7.1 Benefits of a treatment plan
Learning you have cancer starts an unplanned journey to an unknown place.
A treatment plan is like having a roadmap for your journey. It is a written course
of action through treatment and beyond. It can help you, your loved ones, and
your treatment team. A treatment plan is useful for:
Starting and guiding talks about treatment,
Teaching what the treatment choices are,
Informing everyone of the decisions made,
Reminding everyone of the decisions made,
Pinpointing who is in charge of each part of care,
Controlling stress,
Knowing what to expect,
Changing from one doctor to another,
Improving contact among your doctors, and
Providing care for all issues.
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