The IMF applauds the efforts of the volunteer leaders that conduct local and virtual myeloma support group meetings. We are cautiously optimistic for local support groups to return back to in-person or hybrid meetings (combination of in-person and virtual).
Each group will decide the meeting format that works best for their members: to remain virtual, or to meet in person, hybrid or alternating hybrid. Please contact group leader below for details.
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.