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How to use this book
6

Contents
5

Part 1: Multiple myeloma basics
7

Contents
8

What are plasma cells?
8

How does multiple myeloma start?
10

What are M-proteins?
11

What are the symptoms of myeloma?
12

Review
14

Part 2: Testing for myeloma
15

Contents
16

General health tests
16

Blood tests
18

Urine tests
20

Tissue tests
20

Imaging tests
22

Review
24

Part 3: Overview of myeloma treatments
25

Contetns
26

Radiation therapy
26

Targeted therapy
28

Chemotherapy
28

Steroids
30

Stem cell transplant
31

Adjunctive treatment and supportive care
34

Clinical trials
36

Review
38

Part 4: Treatment guide
39

Contents
40

Solitary plasmacytoma
42

Smoldering (asymptomatic) multiple myeloma
44

Active (symptomatic) multiple myeloma
46

Part 5: Making treatment decisions
61

Contents
62

It’s your choice
63

Questions to ask your doctors
64

Weighing your options
68

Websites and resources
70

Review
70

Glossary
71

Dictionary
72

Acronyms
78

NCCN Panel Members
81

NCCN Member Institutions
82

Index
84