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Myeloma Crowd Radio: HealthTree With Rafael Fonseca, MD, Mayo Clinic

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A new tool for multiple myeloma patients is coming in June! Join us as we discuss the Myeloma Crowd's new initiative called HealthTree with Rafael Fonseca, MD of the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. 

HealthTree will help myeloma patients understand their personally relevant treatment options, find clinical trials, track lab data and help accelerate research towards a cure.  

Over 80% of myeloma patients are treated by general oncologists, yet data shows that patients who see myeloma specilists can live 38% longer. This is true because myeloma is a highly complex cancer to treat. HealthTree was designed to help you have better discussions with your doctor about options that may be available to you so you can receive optimal care for your specific situation. The tool also allows patients and researchers to view anonymous long-term data about the collective patient experience, providing new hypotheses about better patient care. 

This summer, we will be canvasing the United States and hosting hands-on HealthTree workshops to help myeloma patients learn how to use the tool with one-on-one help. The HealthTree Summer Tour 2018 begins on June 1 in over 50 cities in the United States. Patients are invited to bring laptops and attend the HealthTree workshops where they can receive one-on-one support. Learn more and find city locations on www.myelomacrowd.org/healthtree.

Special thanks to our episode sponsor, Takeda Oncology.

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