It’s important to be informed about the details of your disease! What happens before myeloma develops? What is your body supposed to do normally and what goes wrong when myeloma develops? What are the different types of myeloma? All these questions and more are answered in these video excerpts from our HealthTree University curriculum.
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Myeloma occurs when our plasma cells mutate and they usually produce too much of one type of useless antibody. But what is supposed to be going on in our body normally?
You may have heard of the M-spike, an important measure of how your myeloma is doing. But what is it, how do we detect it, and why does it matter?
Is myeloma the only blood disease where abnormal plasma cells develop?
Is all myeloma the same? Or are there lots of types of myeloma? Can a person have more than one type of myeloma in their body at the same time?
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!
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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.