The Basics of Multiple Myeloma

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, we’re honoring Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month by speaking with Dr. Andrew Yee, about the signs and symptoms of this rare form of cancer, what the current treatment paradigm looks like and what advice he has for newly diagnosed patients.

A diagnosis of multiple myeloma can be daunting and overwhelming. But according to Dr. Andrew Yee, an assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, it is also a very treatable disease.

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, Yee went on to explain that the majority of patients do very well with treatment and continue to live the fullest lives possible.

“I do want to appreciate that, you know, getting this diagnosis is a really hard diagnosis, because you're moving forward with your life, and then your life gets turned upside down,” Yee said. “When I see a patient, usually the multiple myeloma is sort of front and center – it’s on the front burner. And the hope is that with treatment, the majority of patients I see, we can turn this from being a front burner (thing) to something that's on the back burner, or that's in the background.”

After presenting at CURE’s Educated Patient Multiple Myeloma Summit earlier this month, Dr. Yee sat down with CURE to discuss the signs and symptoms of the disease, what the current treatment paradigm looks like and offer some advice to newly diagnosed patients.

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