Every single person who gets myeloma first has a precursor condition, and according to Dr. Bob Kyle of the Mayo clinic, who first discovered MGUS, every myeloma patient had MGUS at one point or another. Understanding the precursor conditions that come before the development of full-blown myeloma could help us prevent or cure the disease.
Below are some video excerpts from our HealthTree University curriculum to help you learn more about these important areas 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:
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!
1 Myeloma Basics Part 1
2 Myeloma Basics Part 2
3 Myeloma Basics Part 3
4 Building Your Healthcare Team
5 Becoming an Empowered Patient
6 Starting Myeloma Treatment
7 Autologous Stem Cell Transplant (ASCT)
8 Precursor Conditions
9 Relapsed and Refractory MM Treatment
10 Myeloma Bone Disease
11 Blood and Urine Testing in Myeloma
12 Imaging in Myeloma
13 MRD Testing
14 Basic Genetics and Cancer Biology
15 Myeloma Genetics
16 Classes of Drugs
17 Know Your Therapy [BETA]
18 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.