Authors: John Ellwood and Jade Parker, Editor
John Ellwood discusses the treatment he underwent following his diagnosis with myeloma. To find out more about treatment options for myeloma, check out our exclusive interview and news piece.
Could you tell us about your diagnosis of myeloma?
In early 2011, I had a blood test in connection with another health issue, which proved not to be serious, but someone spotted an irregularity in my white cell counts. This resulted in a referral where I was diagnosed with smouldering myeloma. In 2012, the myeloma became active and it came with very severe back pains.
Can you give us an outline of the treatment you received?
I immediately received treatment for three compressed vertebrae in the form of a vertobroplasty.