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Fast Facts: Myeloma for Patients and their Supporters

Haematology clinical nurse specialist Charlotte Bloodworth reviews Fast Facts: Myeloma for Patients and their Supporters

Fast Facts: Myeloma for Patients and their Supporters

Karthik Ramasamy (Ed)

Fast Facts/Health Press

£6 | 28pp

ISBN: 9781910797341

This is a great medically-orientated booklet directed towards new patients and junior staff looking for ‘fast facts’ on myeloma.

Fine detail

It is reader friendly, with good evidence-based information and excellent graphics. It has a particularly good section on the various treatments available and finishes positively with a detailed section on upcoming research showing the future is definitely bright in the field of myeloma treatment.

Criticism

As a nurse looking after myeloma patients daily, I have one criticism on the section on symptoms. It does not mention pain, which is one of the worst and most common symptoms. Nor does it mention the significant psychosocial effects that

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