As most of the world is still facing the effects of the spread of the COVID-19 respiratory virus, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) continues to recommend that all myeloma support groups meet virtually.
We take the health and safety of our myeloma support group members seriously and will continue to hold our meetings virtually to ensure the safety of our members. For additional updates on COVID-19 coronavirus, please click this link: Myeloma Patient Safety and the Coronavirus.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells. It is synonymous with "myeloma" and "plasma cell myeloma." Plasma cells make antibodies against infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria. A cancerous or malignant plasma cell is called a myeloma cell. Myeloma is called “multiple” because there are frequently multiple patches or areas in bone marrow where it grows.