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Multiple Myeloma Questions to Ask Before Receiving Treatment

Before undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma, you may wish to ask your doctor the following questions:
  • What is the stage of my multiple myeloma?
  • Is the disease affecting my kidneys?
  • What are my multiple myeloma treatment choices? Which do you recommend for me?
  • Will I have more than one kind of treatment for multiple myeloma?
  • How will my treatment change over time?
  • What are the expected benefits of each kind of treatment?
  • What are the risks and possible side effects associated with each treatment?
  • What can we do to control my side effects?
  • How will treatment of multiple myeloma affect my normal activities?
  • What can I do to take care of myself during treatment?
  • What is the treatment likely to cost? Does my insurance cover this treatment?
  • How often will I need to have checkups?
  • Would a clinical trial (research study) be appropriate for me?

Multiple Myeloma Questions to Ask Before Undergoing Radiation Therapy

Multiple myeloma questions to ask your doctor before receiving radiation therapy include the following:
  • What is the goal of this treatment?
  • How will the multiple myeloma radiation be administered?
  • Will I need to stay in the hospital? For how long?
  • When will the treatments begin? When will they end?
  • How will I feel during therapy? Will I experience side effects?
  • What can I do to take care of myself during therapy?
  • How will we know if the radiation therapy is working?
  • Will I be able to continue my normal activities during treatment?
  • Will follow-up visits be necessary?
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