March is Myeloma Awareness Month


March is Myeloma Awareness Month and LLS. You’ve got LLS and we’ve got you. From education information to support and resources, LLS is here for patients and caregivers from the date of diagnosis and beyond.

Myeloma Awareness Month provides a chance to share more information about myeloma, a chronic blood cancer impacting over 150,000 in the US currently. Myeloma is a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cells called plasma cells. These plasma cells become abnormal and multiply, and if untreated, continue to grow and build up in the bone marrow, crowding out healthy blood cells. This can:

  • Weaken the immune system
  • Raise protein levels in the blood and urine, which can lead to kidney damage
  • Cause build up in bone, causing it to weaken, which can lead to bone pain and fractures
  • Result in death

In most myeloma patients, the disease is in multiple places in the body at the time of diagnosis. Because of that, it's often called multiple myeloma or symptomatic myeloma.

You can join other patients and caregivers during the LLS weekly online myeloma chat. Moderated by a licensed social worker, the weekly chat provides an opportunity to connect, get answers to questions, and share your experiences with myeloma.

LLS Community offers another way to connect via an online gathering place for patients and caregivers. You can share and get support from other patients and caregivers in the Myeloma group.

On March 26, 2024 at 2 pm ET, LLS is offering a free virtual webinar for patients and caregivers, Highlights in Therapy: Multiple Myeloma. Learn more and register HERE.

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