Disease and Symptom Care: A focus on specific needs of patients with multiple myeloma

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Abstract

Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) often deal with short- and long-term side effects of the treatment and disease sequelae. Reasons for inadequately managed symptoms are multifactorial (e.g., the patient may fear treatment interruption, the clinician does not assess or address the symptoms) and can affect patients' ability to remain on the recommended treatment. This article provides background surrounding this supplement's development and describes the importance of symptom assessment and management.

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