An unfortunate symptom of myeloma for many patients is bone disease. We all know that myeloma affects the bone, and it’s often through imaging that we are diagnosed. There are some important questions that need to be answered concerning bone health and multiple myeloma. What imaging and medications should patients be getting? Who needs them? What can myeloma patients do to protect their bones or even heal them? We asked top myeloma specialists these questions and many more in this series of HealthTree University videos on myeloma bone disease.
Below are some video excerpts from our HealthTree University curriculum to help you learn more about this important aspect of your disease. We invite you to watch them all, and also visit HealthTree University and creating a HealthTree account. By creating a HealthTree account, in HealthTree University you can:
Jens Hillengass, MD of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Suzanne Lentzsch, MD, PhD of Columbia University
Matthew Drake, MD, PhD of Mayo Clinic, Rochester
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!
4 Building Your Healthcare Team
5 Becoming an Empowered Patient
7 Autologous Stem Cell Transplant (ASCT)
9 Relapsed and Refractory MM Treatment
10 Know Your Therapy [BETA]
12 Blood and Urine Testing in Myeloma
14 MRD Testing
15 Basic Genetics and Cancer Biology
17 Types of Genetic Testing in Myeloma
19 COVID-19 and Multiple Myeloma [BETA]
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.