Doctor touts education about symptoms, treatment of multiple myeloma

“Twenty years ago, there were only two treatments for multiple myeloma,” he said. “There are so many choices now and so much information that it is critical for you to know what your doctor knows.”Cole stressed the importance of taking an active role in treatment decisions. He encouraged patients to seek out a doctor who specializes in myeloma (hematologist/oncologist), to ask lots of questions, and to bring someone with them to appointments to write everything down.And, if you aren’t sure what to ask, feel free to say to your doctor “What should I be asking of you?,” Cole said.“You are your own best advocate,” he said.JUMPCommon multiple myeloma symptomsCommon symptoms of multiple myeloma include:•