Updated resource for patients with Multiple Myeloma
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network patient resource 2015 NCCN Patient Guidelines: Multiple Myeloma is now available. The updated version includes important changes to the recommended therapy options and combinations sections in the treatment guide. This guide also provides basic multiple myeloma information such as tests for myeloma, overview of treatments and a treatment guide. Be sure to also take a look at look at the NCCN Quick Guide for Multiple Myeloma, this resource summarizes all the key points of the Multiple Myeloma Guidelines.
Multiple Myeloma (sometimes simply called myeloma) is a cancer of the blood. It starts in a white blood cell called a plasma cell. Plasma cells are there to help fight infections. Myeloma causes the cancer cells to group together in the bone marrow, where they crowd out healthy cells.
While multiple myeloma is a relatively uncommon cancer, in 2015 there are expected to be about 26,850 new cases diagnosed in the United States.
Dayton Physicians Network offers treatment and support for multiple myeloma. We know that you want to receive the best possible treatment, compassionate care and to have it all available at convenient locations near where you live and work so we’re here for you.
Dayton Physicians Network encourages all cancer patients to get the facts about their disease. National Comprehensive Cancer Network is one of many reliable resources with information about myeloma and all other types of cancer.
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