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Understanding Myeloma (NSW)

This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about myeloma. Myeloma is also called multiple myeloma. This information was developed with help from a range of health professionals and people affected by myeloma. Publications from the Myeloma Foundation of Australia were used as source material.

Cancer type: Myeloma
Written for: Children 0-12 years, Men, Women, Youth / Adolescents 13-18 years
Focusing on: Check ups, Disease stages, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery, Treatment options
Targeting: Partners, family and friends of people with cancer, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2016

Last updated on this website:
30-09-2016

By: Cancer Council NSW
 

Myeloma (fact sheet)

An overview of myeloma including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Cancer type: Myeloma
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Communicating with GPs, Communicating with health and medical staff, Treatment options
Targeting: General Public, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2013

Last updated on this website:
11-06-2015

By: Cancer Australia
 

Myeloma cancer fact sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of myeloma including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Cancer type: Myeloma
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Treatment options
Targeting: General Public

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2013

Last updated on this website:
14-05-2015

By: Cancer Australia
 

About Bortezomib (Velcade®) (fact sheet)

This fact sheet introduces Bortezomib (Velcade®), a new anti-cancer drug.

Cancer type: Myeloma
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Treatment options
Targeting: General Public, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2013

Last updated on this website:
23-04-2015

By: Leukaemia Foundation
 

Lenalidomide (Revlimid®) (fact sheet)

This fact sheet introduces Lenalidomide, a drug to modify immune system, and discusses issues about using Lenalidomide.

Cancer type: Myeloma
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Treatment options
Targeting: General Public, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2013

Last updated on this website:
23-04-2015

By: Leukaemia Foundation
 

Peripheral Neuropathy (fact sheet)

This fact sheet introduces Peripheral Neuropathy. Peripheral Neuropathy is a broad term that describes any changes to the nerves and their function in the body’s extremities, most commonly the feet and the legs. This means the nerves affected don’t work properly.

Cancer type: Myeloma
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Managing symptoms and side effects, Treatment options
Targeting: General Public, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2014

Last updated on this website:
23-04-2015

By: Leukaemia Foundation
 

Bone Health in Myeloma (fact sheet)

This fact sheet introduces issues of bone health in Myeloma.

Cancer type: Myeloma
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Managing symptoms and side effects
Targeting: General Public

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2014

Last updated on this website:
23-04-2015

By: Leukaemia Foundation
 

Pain in Myeloma (fact sheet)

This fact sheet discusses both physical and mental pain caused by Myeloma and introduces methods of pain management.

Cancer type: Myeloma
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Managing symptoms and side effects
Targeting: People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2014

Last updated on this website:
23-04-2015

By: Leukaemia Foundation
 

Thalidomide (fact sheet)

This fact sheet introduces Thalidomide and the side-effects of having Thalidomide treatment.

Cancer type: Myeloma
Written for: Children 0-12 years, Men, Women, Youth / Adolescents 13-18 years
Focusing on: Treatment options
Targeting: General Public

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2014

Last updated on this website:
23-04-2015

By: Leukaemia Foundation
 

Understanding Myeloma (booklet)

This publication was written to help people beter understand myeloma and its diagnosis and symptoms, its treatments and side effects, and provides tips on how to live well with the disease.

Cancer type: Myeloma
Written for: Men, Women
Focusing on: Check ups, Complementary / Alternative therapy, Disease stages, Managing symptoms and side effects, Recovery, Treatment options
Targeting: Organisations, staff /or health professionals, People with Cancer

Year the publication was first published or reviewed:2013

Last updated on this website:
16-04-2015

By: Leukaemia Foundation
 

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