An exploration of the lived experiences of individuals with relapsed multiple myeloma.

@article{Maher2011AnEO,
  title={An exploration of the lived experiences of individuals with relapsed multiple myeloma.},
  author={Karena Maher and Kay de Vries},
  journal={European journal of cancer care},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={267-75}
}
The experience of living with relapsed Multiple Myeloma (myeloma) for eight patients accessing treatment within a haematology unit in a large London hospital is explored in this study. Myeloma is recognised as incurable and is sometimes described as an 'incurable chronic disease' with a main treatment option of chemotherapy. Hermeneutic phenomenology was the methodology used in conducting the study and data were collected through open-ended, unstructured interviews. Findings suggest that living… CONTINUE READING

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