NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Multiple Myeloma

Contents 7
How to use this book 8
1 Multiple myeloma 9
Plasma cells 10
Multiple myeloma basics 12
M-proteins 12
Symptoms of myeloma 14
Review 15
2 Testing for myeloma 16
General health tests 17
Blood tests 17
Urine tests 20
Tissue tests 21
Imaging tests 23
Review 25
3 Overview of myeloma treatments 26
Radiation therapy 27
Surgery 27
Targeted therapy 30
Chemotherapy 30
Steroids 31
Stem cell transplant 31
Adjunctive treatment and supportive ca 35
Clinical trials 36
Review 39
4 Treatment guide 40
Treatment options 41
Solitary plasmacytoma 42
Smoldering (asymptomatic) multiple myeloma 44
Active (symptomatic) multiple myeloma 45
5 Making treatment decisions 55
It’s your choice 56
Questions to ask your doctors 56
What’s my diagnosis and prognosis? 57
What are my options? 58
What does each option require of me? 59
What is your experience? 60
Deciding between options 61
Websites 62
Review 62
Glossary 63
Dictionary 64
Acronyms 70
NCCN Panel Members for Multiple Myeloma 74
NCCN Member Institutions 75
Index 76

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