As patients, we think it is absolutely critical for you to find a myeloma specialist for your care. You can beat the “average” odds by choosing a myeloma specialist. Even if you get part of your care by a local oncologist, it is worth traveling to find a myeloma specialist that can help guide and direct that care.
Choose your doctor wisely. Survival statistics vary dramatically! Here are three resources to help.
- Find the new Online Myeloma Specialist Directory here.
- Myeloma patient and advocate Gary Petersen has created a web site called www.myelomasurvival.com dedicated to finding myeloma specialists and noting their survival statistics compared to the national average. The difference between a myeloma specialist and a general oncologist is often dramatic!
- The International Myeloma Foundation has a hotline for referrals to myeloma specialists around the world. Call 800-452-CURE (2873)