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:
- Save and keep track of your progress in the courses
- Get points for answering quiz questions
- Bookmark videos
- Take notes
- And even earn prizes! [COMING SOON]
12.01 - What is Myeloma Bone Disease?
12.02 - What percentage of myeloma patients develop bone disease?
12.03 - What imaging should be used to diagnose myeloma bone disease?
12.04 - How often should imaging be repeated?
12.05 - What causes myeloma bone pain? How can bone pain be managed?
We’d like to thank our faculty who donated their time in creating these videos, including:
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!
Other HealthTree University Classes:
10 Know Your Therapy [BETA]
14 MRD Testing
19 COVID-19 and Multiple Myeloma [BETA]
about the author
Cynthia (Cindy) 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. You can follow her on Twitter @myelomateacher
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