Talking to Your Doctor About Multiple Myeloma
by Debra Wood, RN
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with multiple myeloma. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Multiple Myeloma
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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Last reviewed March 2017 by Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 5/5/2016
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