The Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology (JADPRO) addresses effective treatments for multiple myeloma (MM), where many patients are maintained longer on chronic therapy and thus have greater need for palliative care to manage symptoms of the disease and side effects of therapy. Although some patients and health-care providers view palliative care as having a role only at the end of life, ideally this should begin at diagnosis and continue throughout the course of the disease.
Reference: Richards T, Brigle K, et al. Palliative Care in Multiple Myeloma. Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology. 2016.