Multiple Myeloma Awareness
Multiple myeloma awareness can be spread by educating the general public about the ill effects of the cancer. Awareness can save a individuals life.
Awareness seeks to answer questions such as the following:
Awareness on a personal level:
Multiple myeloma awareness must start on a personal level. First and foremost, try to understand the causes and symptoms and then its diagnosis and treatments.
Awareness of symptoms:
Multiple myeloma, unlike other cancer does not show visible signs such as outward swellings and tumors. The manifestation are an indirect indicator of rapid plasma cell and antibody production. Symptoms include:
Awareness of causes:
The true causes of multiple myeloma are little known. But research has found out some risk factors such as,
Being aware of causes can certainly help you avoid the risks and manage the disease effectively.
Awareness of diagnostics:
Diagnostic tests can help you identify the disease early on and help the management of the disease. It can prolong your life span. Remember diagnostic tests:
Awareness of treatment:
Even though, no permanent cure exists for multiple myeloma treatments can certainly help in slowing down the spread of the disease. Treatment can also stop multiple myeloma recurrence. Treatments include chemotherapy, stem cell transplant and radiation therapy.
Awareness can help an individual in following ways,
An individual who has sufficient knowledge of multiple myeloma can certainly lead healthy long life.
Increasing multiple myeloma awareness: Awareness must not be limited at an individual level. Awareness must be spread from an individual to his family as well as the society around him. In fact, awareness must become a global effort just like other forms of cancer.
Awareness can be increased by following activities,
Multiple myeloma awareness can also spread by wearing special badges, wrist watches and bands, t-shirts, ribbons, buttons, hope rings, caps, jackets and pins. These must display messages that can awaken the public to the risks of multiple myeloma. Thus awareness is an ongoing and all encompassing process. You too can make a difference by spreading awareness. Do take the initiative to spread awareness.