What can you do for a patient with multiple myeloma?

Practical guidelines for treatment

  • Review blood tests and consult a doctor before starting treatment
  • Avoid heavy loads on joints to reduce chance of fracture
  • Prevent deconditioning: start exercising before medical treatment

Cancer patients suffering from multiple myeloma – a form of bone marrow cancer – often have to deal with physical limitations for which physiotherapy treatment is required. Because there are no practical guidelines yet that physiotherapists can rely on, Canadian researchers delved into the literature and asked experts and patients for  their opinion. As a result, they present a series of recommendations to support physiotherapists in delivering optimal care to multiple myeloma patients. 


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