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Contents
5

How to use this book
6

Chapter 1: About multiple myeloma
7

Chapter 1: Contents
8

Chapter 1: What are plasma cells?
8

Chapter 1: How does multiple myeloma start?
10

Chapter 1: What are M-proteins?
11

Chapter 1: Symptoms of multiple myeloma
12

Chapter 1: Review
14

Chapter 2: Tests for myeloma
15

Chapter 2: Contents
16

Chapter 2: General health tests
16

Chapter 2: Blood tests
17

Chapter 2: Urine tests
18

Chapter 2: Tissue tests
19

Chapter 2: Imaging tests
21

Chapter 2: Review
22

Chapter 3: Overview of myeloma treatments
23

Chapter 3: Contents
24

Chapter 3: Radiation therapy
24

Chapter 3: Surgery
25

Chapter 3: Targeted therapy
25

Chapter 3: Chemotherapy
26

Chapter 3: Steroids
26

Chapter 3: Stem cell transplant
28

Chapter 3: Adjunctive treatment and supportive care
30

Chapter 3: Clinical trials
32

Chapter 3: Review
34

Chapter 4: Treatment guide
35

Chapter 4: Contents
36

Chapter 4.1: Multiple myeloma testing
38

Chapter 4.2: Solitary plasmacytoma
40

Chapter 4.3 Smoldering multiple myeloma
42

Chapter 4.4: Active multiple myeloma
44

Chapter 5: Making treatment decisions
55

Chapter 5: Contents
56

Chapter 5: Have a treatment plan
56

Chapter 5: Your role in planning
59

Chapter 5: Getting a 2nd opinion
59

Chapter 5: Questions to ask your doctors
60

Chapter 5: Websites
64

Chapter 5: Review
64

Glossary
65

Dictionary
66

Acronyms
73

NCCN Panel Members for Multiple Myeloma
76

NCCN Member Institutions
77

Index
78