A diagnosis of myeloma can affect everyone differently. Before a diagnosis most people have not heard of myeloma before. This can make an already difficult situation even more overwhelming and daunting.
Being diagnosed with cancer can be a huge shock, even if your doctors have prepared you for this possibility. Patients and their families can feel overwhelmed, numb and can also have a great deal of fear, anger and frustration. For others, it can come as a relief that patients finally have an answer to why they have felt so ill. All these feelings are normal and are a natural part of coming to terms with a diagnosis.
You might have several immediate questions after a diagnosis and the following resources have been developed to support you in the first few weeks and months, and beyond:
Infopack for newly diagnosed patients
This Infopack focuses on what you need to know following a diagnosis and provides some practical tips and information for newly diagnosed patients. Your family members and friends may also find it useful to read. Download | Order
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