March is Myeloma Action Month, and a local support group is ready to take in new members affected by the disease.

Myeloma, a cancer of the blood plasma cells, is the second most common blood cancer, affecting about 90,000 people in the U.S. The International Myeloma Foundation has more than 450,000 members in 140 countries.

Among the groups IMF supports is the Panama City Myeloma Support Group. The local chapter meets from 10 a.m. to noon first Saturdays at the Learning Center at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, south of the hospital on State Avenue.

For more information, contact Jim Berrey at 850-769-7194 or, or visit

Sourced from the Panama City News Herald: