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Tennessee proclaims March 2018 as Myeloma Action Month

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Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed March 2018 Myeloma Action Month.  According to the International Myeloma Foundation, Myeloma, also referred to as multiple myeloma, is an incurable cancer of cells in the bone marrow. Myeloma currently affects more than 100,000 people in the United States, with an estimated 30,330 new cases diagnosed in 2016. Myeloma is […]

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Linda H. – Signal Mountain, TN

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I’ve yet to meet a patient who’d heard of multiple myeloma before their diagnosis which is why increasing awareness among the public and general practitioners is so important. In my case, I ignored my back pain thinking “everyone has back trouble”. As a result I am now over 5 inches shorter than before I had […]

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Keith V. – Nashville, TN

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My father and brother both had MM. My father contracted it in 1993 and passed away after 13 months. Those were the “bad old” days of treatment. My brother contracted it in 2002 and had 5 good years with good treatment at the Myeloma Institute in Little Rock. I now have “progressing mgus” and have […]

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Bob B. – Lakeland, TN

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My story can be found under Veterans Against Myeloma (VAM). I was diagnosed at age 41 with Stage IIIA Multiple  Myeloma in January 2003. I had 2-stem cell transplants in 2003 at Walter Reed Army Hospital. I take no medicine and run Marathons in the qualifying time of 3-hours and 30-minutes or an 8-minute mile […]

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