Self-management

Coping and support

You can't control whether MGUS will lead to something more serious. But you can control many aspects of your health. Try to:

  • Stick to your checkup schedule. Diagnosing a serious condition, such as cancer, in the early stages may improve your treatment outcomes.
  • Follow a healthy lifestyle. You can reduce your risk of developing conditions unrelated to MGUS by eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, getting enough exercise and sleep, and reducing stress.
April 27, 2016
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