Thursday, November 1, 2012

Multiple Myeloma Patients- Maintain Your Frame

A Very Informative Site

Multiple myeloma is an incurable blood cancer of the plasma cells, a type of white blood cell found in the bone marrow.  This disease can lead to bone complications including pain, fractures and spinal cord compression.  Metastasis – the spreading of cancer from one area of the body to another – very commonly occurs with bone cancers. 

This program is a response to the disproportionate impact of multiple myeloma on African Americans.  To Stay in the Game, Maintain Your Frame is a multi-faceted program to educate African Americans about multiple myeloma, the importance of maintaining bone health, and the need for doctor-patient dialogue about how to effectively manage bone complications and become active participants in their health.  Elements of the program include patient education materials and tips for better bone health, as well as short videos demonstrating activities of daily living that may help reduce the risk of falls and other skeletal injuries.

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