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Myeloma Canada Patient and Caregiver Educational Publications

Our publications cover every aspect of myeloma. They are educational resources for patients, family members, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. We also provide publications from associations affiliated with Myeloma Canada.

You can download most of these publications or order a free copy by sending an email to contact@myeloma.ca or by calling us at 514 421‑2242 or toll-free at 1-888 798‑5771.

Myeloma Canada Publications

Multiple Myeloma Patient Handbook
Designed to provide educational support to patients, caregivers, families, and friends, this handbook gives accurate, reliable, and clear information on myeloma. Topics cover its causes and effects, how it is diagnosed, and the treatment options available in Canada.

You may find the information overwhelming at first, but do not worry. The more times you refer to the material, the easier it will be to understand. Over time, you will have a better grasp of the disease and an understanding of what you can do to optimize your quality of life.

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Myeloma Bone Disease InfoGuide​
Myeloma Bone Disease is the first in a series of InfoGuides published by Myeloma Canada. This InfoGuide is a valuable resource to help you better understand myeloma bone disease, and the options available for its management and treatment.

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Understanding Your Blood and Blood Tests InfoGuide
Understanding Your Blood and Blood Tests is the second publication in the Myeloma Canada InfoGuide Series. This InfoGuide will help you learn more about the different types of blood cells, the effects of myeloma and myeloma treatments on the blood, and the key blood tests involved in diagnosing and monitoring myeloma.

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NEW!! Myeloma and the Kidney InfoGuide

This InfoGuide is written for patients with myeloma, their families and friends. It explains the role of the kidneys, why and how myeloma may affect the kidneys, the symptoms of kidney disease and how it is diagnosed and managed.

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Myeloma Canada Brochure
This brochure is available for distribution in healthcare facilities, support groups, conferences and seminars, or for any other location where information on Myeloma Canada should be made available.

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Published Reviews

Management of Multiple Myeloma: The changing landscape, Donna E. Reece, Blood Reviews (2007) 21, 301–314.
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Bortezomib or High-Dose Dexamethasone for Relapsed Multiple Myeloma, Donna E. Reece, New England Journal (2005).
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Complications of Multiple Myeloma, Chaim Shustik, MD, FRCP(C).
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Management of Multiple Myeloma - A Look at the Future, A. Keith Stewart, MB.CHB., F.R.C.P.C.
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International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) Publications

Patient Handbook. 2016 Edition.
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Concise Review of the Disease and Treatment Options. 2016 Edition.
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The Myeloma Matrix.
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Understanding the Immune System in Myeloma
June 29, 2016. 

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Understanding High-Dose Therapy with Stem Cell Rescue
February 5, 2016.

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Understanding Velcade® (Bortezomib) Injection
September 15, 2016.

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Understanding Revlimid® (Lenalidomide)​
August 15, 2016.

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Understanding Thalidomide Therapy
June 29, 2016.

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Understanding Dexamethasone and Other Steroids​
September 6, 2016.

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Understanding Bisphosphonate Therapy
February 22, 2016.

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Understanding Fatigue
August 18, 2016.

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Understanding Treatment of Myeloma-Induced Vertebral Compression Fractures
August 18, 2016.

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Understanding Ninlaro® (Ixazomib) Capsules
June 28, 2016.

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Understanding Kyprolis® (Carfilzomib) Injection
August 18, 2016.

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Understanding Darzalex® (Daratumumab) Injection
September 15, 2016.

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Understanding Pomalyst® (Pomalidomide) Capsules
November 15, 2016.

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