Studies show that as age
the likelihood of receiving timely treatment for multiple myeloma (MM)
New treatments have greatly improved overall outcomes for people living with MM. Unfortunately, people who are older may not always receive these treatments. This is because some doctors may avoid prescribing some treatments if they think the risk is too high.
A person’s age isn’t enough to predict how well they may tolerate these treatments. Doctors also consider factors like overall physical and mental fitness. Other medical conditions the patient has can also be a factor.
That’s why it’s important to talk to your doctor about your goals for balancing treatment and quality of life.
Encouragement, education, and tools to help older adults navigate their treatment journey.
The free resources offered through This Is Living With Cancer™ are available to anyone living with cancer and their loved ones, and are not specific to Multiple Myeloma Told True.
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Get helpful resources that can help people with lower incomes make their treatment more affordable.
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Learn about disparities in MM treatment for racial and ethnic minorities and how to advocate for the care you deserve.
Learn how to build strong relationships with your healthcare team and make the most of your doctor visits.
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