Although myeloma is the second most common blood cancer worldwide, most people are unfamiliar with the disease, and worse, diagnosed late because they are unaware of what it is or what the symptoms are.

But the nonprofit organization International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is working to change that, as they declared March to be Myeloma Action Month.

“One of the most pertinent results of Myeloma Action Month is broadening awareness of symptoms and red flags of the disease to both patients and health care providers,” Robin Tuohy, senior director of Support Groups at IMF, said in an interview with CURE.

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