The Paget Foundation, a national voluntary health agency, was founded in 1978 to provide information about a single disease, Pagetís disease of bone. Currently, the foundation provides information and programs for consumers and medical professionals for several bone disorders:
  • Paget's disease of bone
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Osteopetrosis
  • Breast cancer Metastatic to Bone
  • Prostate cancer Metastatic to Bone

  • General Disclaimer
    The Paget Foundation website is for educational purposes only and does not render medical advice. The information on this website should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional medical care.
       
    The Paget Foundation logo is adapted from an illustration included in a paper written in 1877 by Sir James Paget, the eminent British surgeon, who first identified Pagetís disease of bone. This design represents an osteoclast (the bone cell that resorbs or breaks down bone) which has produced the irregular surface of bone. Thus, the logo illustrates the first process in Pagetís disease, bone resorption.

    Several diseases were discovered and named by Sir. James Paget. In addition to Pagetís disease of bone, there is Pagetís disease of the breast and Pagetís disease of the vulva. Though these diseases share the same name, they are completely different conditions. This foundation provides information on Pagetís disease of bone only. (See Related Links)
      Foundation Objectives:
    • Providing information and other assistance to patients and their families.
    • Providing professional education for physicians and other medical professionals.
    • Expanding public awareness of the disorders that the foundation addresses.
    • Supporting research
    The foundationís objectives are achieved by a broad range of programs for consumers and medical professionals, including patient publications and the foundationís newsletter, UPDATE, that is published three times each year.
      Physician referral lists: Physician referral lists are sent by mail, not email. When requesting a list, you must provide your full   name and mailing address.

    • Pagetís disease of bone  (State list)
    • Primary hyperparathyroidism (State list)
    • Fibrous dysplasia  (U.S. list)
    • Osteopetrosis  (U.S. list)
    International lists are also available.
    Disclaimer
    Physician referral lists include the names of physicians who have expressed an interest in treating these disorders. The Foundation does not recommend and assumes no responsibility for individual physicians.

    Request Referral ListClick here to request a physician referral list.
    Except for the National Association for the Relief of Pagetís Disease (NARPD) in the United Kingdom, the Paget Foundation is the only organization in the world that specifically addresses Pagetís disease of bone and the other five disorders listed above.

    The Paget Foundation
    120 Wall Street, Suite 1602
    New York, NY 10005-4001
    Tel: 212-509-5335    Toll Free: 800-23-PAGET    Fax: 212-509-8492
    E-mail:
    PagetFdn@aol.com