Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer. Yet the majority of patients have never heard of it until they are told they have the disease.

To help raise awareness, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) in 2009 declared March “Myeloma Awareness Month.” We have been working diligently to increase awareness.

Last year over 60 cities and four states did the same. This year, we are pleased to see how many other organizations are following in our footsteps and recognizing March as “Myeloma Awareness Month.” The IMF is proud to have brought people together to spread the word and achieve this important goal!

Increasing awareness of this devastating disease can lead to increased funding for research and ultimately save lives. Awareness can lead to patients asking whether their doctor has considered myeloma as a possible cause for their symptoms and can lead to earlier diagnosis.

Find out more at http://mam.myeloma.org/educate/.

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