Multiple myeloma: managing a complex blood cancer
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Dowling, Maura, Kelly, Mary, & Meenaghan, Teresa. (2016). Multiple myeloma: managing a complex blood cancer. British Journal of Nursing, 25(16), S18-S28. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2016.25.S18
This article gives a comprehensive overview of multiple myeloma (MM), a complex blood cancer involving overproduction of plasma cells. Although MM remains incurable, patients are living longer as a result of multiple treatment options. However, MM patients are also living with a higher symptom burden. The overall aims in managing MM are therefore to control disease progression, prolong survival and improve quality of life.