Former Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Stars Dave Winfield And Steve Garvey Team Up With Amgen To Launch Myeloma MVP™ And Encourage Patients To Create Their Most Valuable Plan For Managing Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma has hit home for the baseball community in recent years, which is why
The multiple myeloma treatment landscape has evolved significantly over the past decade, changing the expectations of physicians and patients. In order to create the right plan, patients need to have a voice in their treatment. Doctors should be aware of their patients' priorities and treatment goals, which may include attending an upcoming wedding or continuing a favorite outdoor activity while receiving treatment, or generally living as long as possible.
The Myeloma MVP guide, available at MyelomaExplained.com, asks a series of questions to help patients think through their priorities before their next oncology appointment, so they can work with their doctor to create the best plan for them.
As part of the campaign,
"My dad went through cycles of remission and relapse and experienced weakness in his bones, but he didn't let multiple myeloma stop him from doing what he loved every day. He coached in the big leagues for 12 years after his diagnosis," said Baylor Jr. "What I learned from my dad's experience is that while multiple myeloma is complex, feeling empowered to work with your doctor to develop the right strategy can help manage the disease. I look forward to working with
The Myeloma MVP guide is available now on
- Multiple myeloma FAQ: Frequently asked questions about the disease, including signs and symptoms, risk factors and more.
- Management options: What to expect following a diagnosis, as well as treatment and supportive care information.
- Understanding your treatment: Tips and questions to help facilitate a productive conversation with your physician.
- Team video: A shareable video featuring Winfield, Garvey and Baylor Jr., intended to broaden awareness of the campaign and need for patients to create a plan.
"Myeloma MVP is an important initiative for
Twelve-time MLB All-Star and Hall-of-Famer
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