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Myeloma Canada InfoSheets

NEW! Digital literacy program

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Myeloma Canada is proud to partner with Connected Canadians, also a non-profit organization, whose mandate is to foster digital literacy skills amongst Canadian adults. People should be empowered to use technology safely ande ectively, to engage with loved ones and enhance quality of life.

GETTING HELP WITH TECHNOLOGY
Understanding all the di erent digital tools, whether it is a computer, tablet or phone can be overwhelming. Technology keeps changing and we sometimes need help to see it clear.

Could it be multiple myeloma?

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Do you know what to look for?

Family physicians are often the first healthcare professional a patient will meet on their path to a diagnosis, yet most family practitioners will only see a few myeloma patients (if any) throughout their careers.

In this InfoSheet, we’ve put together answers to address some of the main questions you may have regarding what to look for in multiple myeloma. If you have questions that pertain to your specific situation, it’s always best to consult with your healthcare provider.

NEW! Amyloid Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis

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Both AL amyloidosis and myeloma result from abnormal
plasma cells, a type of white blood cell produced in the
bone marrow. People may have AL amyloidosis on its own or with
myeloma.While some people with myeloma may also have,
or develop, AL amyloidosis, it is rare for people with
AL amyloidosis to develop myeloma.

In this InfoSheet, we’ve put together answers to address some of the main questions you may have regarding AL amyloidosis. If you have questions that pertain to your specific situation, it’s always best to consult with your healthcare provider.

Generic drugs in Canada

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Now that new generic versions of some drugs commonly used for the treatment of multiple myeloma were approved, you might have some questions. What are generic drugs, or ‘generics’? How are generic drugs tested and reviewed? What if my body reacts differently to a generic drug?

In our first InfoSheet, we’ve put together answers to address some of the main questions you may have regarding generic drugs. If you have another questions that pertain to your specific situation, it’s always best to consult with your healthcare provider.