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Paget Disease (cont.)

How Often Should People Follow Up With Their Doctor After Treatment for Paget's Disease?

Due to the small risk of malignant transformation (formation of bone tumors) associated with Paget's disease, those affected should see their physicians periodically throughout their lives.

Is It Possible to Prevent Paget's Disease?

No measures are currently known to prevent Paget's disease.

What Is the Prognosis of Paget's Disease?

For most people, medical treatment of Paget's disease can effectively control symptoms, and patients can remain pain free. A small portion of patients can develop more severe symptoms as stated above, including deafness, congestive heart failure, fractures, arthritis, and development of bone tumors (sarcomas). These complications are rare. Most patients remain symptom free and pain free with treatment of the Paget's disease.

Where Can People Get More Information on Paget's Disease?

The Paget Foundation for Paget's Disease of Bone and Related Disorders
800-23PAGET or 212-509-5335


Altman, R.D., D.A. Bloch, M.C. Hochberg, and W.A. Murphy. "Prevalence of pelvic Paget's disease of bone in the United States." J Bone Miner Res 15.3 Mar. 2000: 461-465.

Ralston, S.H. "Paget’s Disease of Bone." N Engl J Med 368 (2013): 644-650.

Walsh, J.P., et al. "A randomized clinical trial comparing oral alendronate and intravenous pamidronate for the treatment of Paget's disease of bone." Bone 34.4 Apr. 2004: 747-454.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/27/2016

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