C.D. is a 71‐year‐old man who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma six weeks ago. At the time of diagnosis, several comorbidities were noted:
Type 2 diabetes
Congestive heart failure.
All were well‐controlled on medication, and C.D. was actively followed by his internist. During his review of systems and examination, C.D. was found to have grade 2 peripheral sensory neuropathy (PSN) secondary to diabetes.
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"The authors of [Multiple Myeloma: A Textbook for Nurses] have given a sound, scientific, and sophisticated summary of the disease entity, its pathophysiology, and natural history, the advancements in diagnostics, evaluation, treatment, and supportive measures, as well as the psychological and emotional support of patients with multiple myeloma.” —from the foreword, David Rice, RN, PhD, AOCNP®, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY