The age of paternalistic medicine is over, and the patient is at the center of successfully navigating their own care. You need mentors, coaches and support groups. You need to decide what to do when your doctors don’t agree on treatment, or what to do when things don’t work the way you hoped. We’ve asked some real myeloma patient experts about these questions and have those answers here for you.
Below are some video excerpts from our HealthTree University curriculum to help you learn more about these important areas of your disease. By creating a HealthTree account, in HealthTree University you can:
5.07 - Why should I join a myeloma support group?
5.08 - If my myeloma doctors don't agree how do I make decisions?
5.09 - How should myeloma patients react to setbacks?
We have over 200 HealthTree University videos online at university.healthtree.org! Learn the basics (and the not-so-basics) of myeloma from some of the top myeloma doctors in the world!
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about the author
Cynthia Chmielewski is a professional educator and myeloma advocate. As a former teacher, she now teaches myeloma patients how to advocate for themselves as the Director of HealthTree University.