By Cynthia Chmielewski | Posted - Sep 17th, 2020





HealthTree University: Starting Treatment (Part 2 of 3)

There is so much to learn when you're starting myeloma treatment! How do you choose a transplant, induction therapy, consolidation therapy, maintenance therapy, and fixed or continuous duration maintenance therapy? How do you know if you're in a remission and are done with treatment? It's important to know, so we asked the experts! 

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:

  • Save and keep track of your progress in the courses
  • Get points for answering quiz questions
  • Bookmark videos
  • Take notes
  • Earn prizes [COMING SOON]
  • And get access to all the other incredible features of HealthTree!




6.06 - Do I need to get an ASCT after induction therapy as consolidation if I'm transplant-eligible?


6.07 - What is maintenance therapy and how does it differ from consolidation and induction?


6.08 - What treatment should I have for maintenance therapy?


6.09 - How do we decide if maintenance is going to be a fixed or continuous duration?


6.10 - Why consider maintenance therapy if you are in a complete response?



We’d like to thank our faculty who donated their time in creating these videos, including:

  • Aaron Rosenberg, MD, MS of UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Sagar Lonial, MD, FACP of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • Philip McCarthy, MD of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Adam Cohen, MD of Penn Medicine - Abramson Cancer Center
  • Craig Hofmeister, MD, MPH of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • Peter Voorhees, MD of Levine Cancer Institute 

Want more?

We have over 200 HealthTree University videos online at! Learn the basics (and the not-so-basics) of myeloma from some of the top myeloma doctors in the world!

Other HealthTree University Classes:

  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. Testing, Monitoring MM Markers
  12. [BETA] Multiple Myeloma Genetics and Precision Medicine
  13. Classes of Myeloma Drugs

[BETA] COVID-19 and Multiple Myeloma

Cynthia Chmielewski
About the Author

Cynthia Chmielewski - 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.


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