Advocating for Your Loved One
When a person is diagnosed with myeloma, major changes occur in their life. To help your loved one through these changes, you can become their advocate. Advocacy can take on many shapes and forms. Here are a few examples:
- Sort out the information and services they need and identify the most appropriate person or organization to contact to best address his needs.
- Attend appointments
- Learn how the disease is treated and managed. This can help you better understand the specific details of your loved one’s condition so that you can be an active partner when discussing management strategies and a treatment plan with their healthcare team.
- Involve others to help support your loved one in different ways.
- Find and join a local myeloma patient support group for your loved one.