Text Size: A- A+ Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube
Library
Multimedia
Healthy Lifestyle
Interactive Tools
Your Health
Your Family

Interactive Health Library

Overview

Anatomy of the Bone

A typical bone in your body contains three types of tissue—a hard outer tissue, a sponge-like inner tissue, and smooth tissue at the ends.

Multiple Myeloma

Myeloma bone disease is cancer that affects certain white blood cells called plasma cells.

Understanding Your Diagnosis

Bone Biopsy

A bone biopsy is a procedure in which bone samples are removed to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.

Bone Marrow Biopsy

A bone marrow biopsy involves removing tissue from the red bone marrow to be sent to the lab for microscopic examination.

Bone Scan

A bone scan is used to examine the various bones of the skeleton to identify areas of physical and chemical changes in bone.

Deciding on Treatment

Treatments for Bone Disorders

Detailed information on the most common treatments used for bone disorders, including radiation therapy, surgery, amputation, bone graft, osteotomy, and arthroplasty (total joint replacement)

FDA-Approved Drugs

The following drugs have been approved since the year 2000 for the treatment of multiple myeloma.

Bone Marrow Transplantation

Detailed information on bone marrow transplant, including preparation, types of transplant, transplant team, and possible procedure-related complications or side effects

Overview of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary medicine is used in conjunction with other therapies. It usually serves to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. Alternative medicine is used alone, without standard treatment.

Managing Side Effects

Fatigue: Management

Fatigue can come and go or stay constant for a while. Fatigue from chemotherapy tends to occur a few days after the treatment, peaks, and then gets better before the next treatment. Fatigue from radiation may not happen right away.

Cancer FAQs

Advanced Reading

X
West Penn Allegheny Health System
Tell us who you are:

What areas do you use on our website?*
(select more than one if it applies)











Did you find what you were looking for?


Would you refer others to our website?

Can we contact you for future questions?

CAPTCHA math question:* 6 + 2 =

Thank you for completing the West Penn Allegheny Health System website survey.
We value your feedback and comments.