What should patients do if their doctor is unsure if they have smoldering or active myeloma?

 

In this week’s video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie emphasizes the importance of correctly diagnosing and staging myeloma before beginning treatment for the disease.

BOTTOM LINE:
Seek out a myeloma expert to ensure you only begin treatment when absolutely necessary and monitor closely for a definitive diagnosis.

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IMF Chairman and Co-Founder Brian G.M. Durie, MD welcomes your questions about the latest myeloma treatments, research, controversies and quality of life issues. If you have a question you think might be of interest to the myeloma community, please send to askdrdurie@myeloma.org!

For questions of a specific personal nature, please call the IMF InfoLine coordinators at 800.452.2873 or email them at infoline@myeloma.org