High-dose chemotherapy and autologous transplantation can place an enormous stress on patients and families. Physical, psychological, emotional, and financial stresses can be overwhelming. Patients and families may experience feelings of anger, depression, and anxiety over an unknown future and a lack of control.
Support services offered through the hospital and many other organizations, including myeloma support groups, are very important during this time. We urge you to take advantage of these services, or to seek a referral from your oncologist for psychological counseling and/or a psychiatric consultation.