Every single person who gets myeloma first has a precursor condition. It is important to know how MGUS and SMM become active myeloma, and what you can do as a precursor condition patient to contribute to research about MGUS and SMM.
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’d like to thank our faculty who donated their time in creating these videos, including:
Irene Ghobrial, MD of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Rafael Fonseca, MD of Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Jesus Berdeja, MD of Sarah Cannon Research Institute
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:
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
Paul Ahlstrom is the Product Manager and Video Production Manager for HealthTree University. His mother Jenny Ahlstrom started the foundation after her myeloma diagnosis in 2010 and he is dedicated to helping patients just like his mother receive the education they need about their disease.