Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma

Did you know?

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 Foundation
3001 Broadway Street N.E.
Suite 601 Minneapolis, MN 55413-1753
1(800)507-5427 toll free
www.marrow.org

The Bone Marrow Foundation
30 East End Avenue, Suite 1F
New York, NY 10028
1(800)365-1336 toll free or 1(212)838-3029
www.bonemarrow.org

International Myeloma Foundation
12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206
North Hollywood, CA 91607-3421
1(800)452-2873 toll free or 1(818)487-7455
www.myeloma.org

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor
Norwalk, CT 06851
1(203)229-0464
www.themmrf.org

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
20411 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Suite 108 Southfield, MI48076
1(800)546-5268 toll free or 1(248)358-1886
www.nbmtlink.org