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Additional resources for multiple myeloma

More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org

Dealing with diagnosis and treatment

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Family and caregiver concerns

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

Helping Children When A Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also in Spanish)

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

Insurance and financial issues

In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish)

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

More on cancer treatments

Caring for the Patient with Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available in Spanish)

Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

Stem Cell Transplant (Peripheral Blood, Bone Marrow, and Cord Blood Transplants)

Cancer treatment side effects

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Distress in People With Cancer

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression

Nausea and Vomiting

Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)

Pain Diary

Anemia in People With Cancer

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Books

Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

International Myeloma Foundation
Toll-free number: 1-800-452-2873 (1-800-452-CURE)
Website: www.myeloma.org

    Support includes a Myeloma Hotline staffed by NCI-trained coordinators; extensive myeloma literature for patients and caregivers, Patient & Family Interactive Seminars, a videotape lending library of myeloma presentations by myeloma experts, and a network of myeloma support groups worldwide

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Toll-free number: 1-800-955-4572
Website: www.lls.org

    Has a variety of service programs and resources available throughout the US and Canada including: the Information Resource Center, staffed by healthcare professionals, available via the toll-free number; free publications on all forms of blood cancer, including multiple myeloma, and related topics; First Connection, a telephone-based peer support network for patients and survivors; family support groups; education teleconferences and web-casts – a schedule is on the website.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
Telephone: 203-229-0464
Website: www.themmrf.org

    Offers internet programming, live symposia, teleconferences, and print materials (including brochures and a quarterly newsletter); website also has general information about multiple myeloma, a calendar of MMRF events, and current information about multiple myeloma clinical trials via the Clinical Trials Monitor

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615
Website: www.cancer.gov

    Their “Cancer Information Service” offers a wide variety of free, accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; also can help people find clinical trials in their area

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship ((NCCS)
Toll-free number: 1-888-650-9127
Website: www.canceradvocacy.org

    Has publications on many cancer-related topics; also offers the Cancer Survival Toolbox – a free program that teaches skills that can help people with cancer meet the challenges of their illness

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.


Last Medical Review: 05/22/2014
Last Revised: 06/16/2014