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For some people with multiple myeloma, support from a variety of sources can help as they cope with the practical and emotional aspects of the disease. For instance, some people find support groups to be helpful. In these multiple myeloma support groups, patients or their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with the disease and its treatment. Other possible sources of support may include counselors, members of clergy, and social workers.

Multiple Myeloma Support: An Overview

Living with multiple myeloma is not easy. Some people with multiple myeloma find that they need help coping with the emotional and practical aspects of the disease.
 

Multiple Myeloma Support Groups

Some people who are living with multiple myeloma find support groups to be helpful. In these groups, patients or their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with the disease and side effects associated with multiple myeloma treatment. Multiple myeloma support groups may offer support in person, over the telephone, or on the Internet.
 

Multiple Myeloma Support From Healthcare Providers

People with multiple myeloma may worry about:
 
  • Caring for their families
  • Keeping their jobs
  • Continuing daily activities
  • Myeloma treatments
  • Managing side effects, hospital stays, and medical bills.
 
Doctors, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team can answer multiple myeloma questions about treatment, working, or other activities.
 

Multiple Myeloma Support: Using Other Counselors

Meeting with a social worker, counselor, or member of the clergy can be helpful to those who want to talk about their feelings or discuss their concerns. Often, a social worker can suggest resources for financial aid, transportation, home care, or emotional support.
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