Raising Awareness for #MYelomaACTION Month
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a form of cancer occurring in bone marrow plasma cells, an important component of the body’s immune system. With the goal of improving treatment options and quality of life for patients with MM, the International Myeloma Foundation has dedicated this year’s Myeloma Action Month to raising disease awareness, inspiring a culture of hope and resiliency, and fostering community building.
To help with these efforts, we’re taking action to shine a light on MM:
Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer in the world.
Approximately 10 people are diagnosed with myeloma each day.
Multiple myeloma is twice as common in people of African descent.
Myeloma cells reduce the ability to fight infection, increase bone breakdown and disrupt blood cell production.
Over the last 15 years, survival rates in myeloma have doubled.
Myeloma Action Month runs the full month of March. To learn more about how you can participate, visit https://mam.myeloma.org/.