COVID Vaccines Offer Only Some Protection for People With Myeloma

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 vaccination provides far less protection to people with multiple myeloma than to survivors of other types of cancer, new research shows. The findings highlight the need for multiple myeloma patients “to be especially careful — to take social distancing seriously and utilize masking… Continue reading COVID Vaccines Offer Only Some Protection for People With Myeloma

What to Know About Multiple Myeloma

If you or a loved one has just learned they have multiple myeloma, the diagnosis may come as a surprise. Chances are that you don’t know much — if anything — about this type of cancer, so you’ll likely have a lot of questions for your doctor as you take in the news and begin… Continue reading What to Know About Multiple Myeloma

Things People With Multiple Myeloma Wish You Knew

Multiple myeloma is a rare type of blood cancer that affects less than 1% of Americans. It can take a serious toll on your life. But better treatments and more awareness of the disease bring power and hope. And a diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to put your life on hold. Here are… Continue reading Things People With Multiple Myeloma Wish You Knew

Multiple Myeloma and Your Relationships

SOURCES: Ramae Hamrin, Bemidji, MN. Mayo Clinic: “Multiple myeloma: Symptoms & causes.” International Myeloma Foundation: “Dexamethasone.” Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing: “Sexual Dysfunction in Multiple Myeloma: Survivorship Care Plan of the International Myeloma Foundation Nurse Leadership Board.” Lindsay Weaver, MSSW, LCSW, Houston. Kendelle Miller, LCSW, ACM, Atlanta. Paige Solemani, MSW, LMSW, New York City.… Continue reading Multiple Myeloma and Your Relationships

Getting Support for Multiple Myeloma

SOURCES: Amy Pappas, myeloma patient, Cleveland, OH. Keith Guernsey, myeloma patient and coach, Gainesville, GA. Urvi Shah, myeloma specialist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City. Jason Valent, myeloma specialist, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Michelle O’Hare, oncology/myeloma nurse, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City. Cancer.Net: “Multiple Myeloma: Types of Treatment.” Healthtree. Multiple… Continue reading Getting Support for Multiple Myeloma