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What Tests Are Recommended for Myeloma Patients on Bisphosphonates?

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Published on February 15, 2019

How can myeloma patients on bisphosphonates be proactive about side effect management? Multiple myeloma expert Dr. Ajay Nooka, from the Winship Cancer Institute, shares what tests are recommended to help prevent potential complications, and explains what procedure patients on bisphosphonates should avoid doing. Watch now to find out more.

This town meeting is sponsored by Amgen, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Adaptive Biotechnologies. It is produced by Patient Power in partnership with Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

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Transcript | What Tests Are Recommended for Myeloma Patients on Bisphosphonates?

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Margo:

Coming to the other question of can we proactively to see if we can—if there's an amazing modality that can help us to detect ONJ.  There is nothing that we do proactively at this point in time, but the patients who get ONJ are the ones who typically undergo a dental procedure while they're receiving the bisphosphonates.  We typically ask them to hold off for a certain period of time before they go in for any of the dental procedures.  

Please remember the opinions expressed on Patient Power are not necessarily the views of our sponsors, contributors, partners or Patient Power. Our discussions are not a substitute for seeking medical advice or care from your own doctor. That’s how you’ll get care that’s most appropriate for you.