Living with myeloma

Follow up care

Once your treatment is over, your doctor will want to see you for regular check-ups. This is known as follow-up. At first, these check-ups will be quite often but gradually become less frequent. The follow-up will continue for at least 5 years. At the check-up, you may have tests like a physical exam, blood and urine tests, X-rays or scans.

Support groups

Yes, there is an Irish support group for patients, families and friends of those with myeloma. For further information, visit MyMyeloma.ie. Brenda Drumm, the founder of MyMyeloma has written a blog. Read her story here.

Further specific myeloma monthly meetings are organised by the ARC centre and Dóchas Offaly. There are also many support centres, voluntary groups and counsellors around the country that can help you. For more information, call the National Cancer Helpline 1800 200 700.

We can also help you cope with the emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis.

Useful resources

Note: Links to external websites are listed below. The Irish Cancer Society is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Call our National Cancer Helpline

Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse
It's open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm

Date Last Revised: 
Thursday, April 9, 2015