Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma

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Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma

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Age is the largest risk factor for multiple myeloma. Half of the people found to have this cancer are older than 71 years of age. Only 1 percent of cases are in people younger than 40.
(http://www.idph.state.il.us/cancer/factsheets/myeloma.htm)

Men are more likely to get this cancer than women.
(http://www.idph.state.il.us/cancer/factsheets/myeloma.htm)

Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer in the United States, and about 20,000 new cases are diagnosed in this country every year.
(http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2011/03/multiple-myeloma-genome-unveiled/)

Early symptoms may include bone pain, often in the back or ribs, broken bones, weakness or fatigue, weight loss, or repeated infections.
(http://www.nlm.nih.gov)

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Resources

Be the Match
(800) 627-7692
www.bethematch.org

The Bone Marrow Foundation
1(800)365-1336 toll free or 1(212)838-3029
www.bonemarrow.org

International Myeloma Foundation
1(800)452-2873 toll free or 1(818)487-7455
www.myeloma.org

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
1(203)229-0464
www.themmrf.org

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
1(800)546-5268 toll free or 1(248)358-1886
www.nbmtlink.org