Being told you have myeloma affects everyone differently. Most are overwhelmed, in a state of shock and feel numb. Many patients also experience a great deal of fear, anger and frustration.
For others it comes as a relief that finally they have an answer to why they have been feeling so poorly for so long. These feelings are common and are a natural part of coming to terms with a diagnosis.
There are several immediate questions you may have and there are a number of things that can be done to help in these first few weeks and months. Some of these are detailed in this section.
|Newly diagnosed myeloma - The doctor's perspective
|Newly diagnosed myeloma - The patient's perspective