Ft. Myers

Covid Update

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) when it is safe in each community.

Leaders and groups are encouraged to use this updated tool and guidance from the CDC to help each group to decide when and how to transition to in-person or hybrid meetings.  The IMF will continue to provide Zoom licenses to all myeloma support groups that continue to meet virtually or have hybrid meetings.

CLICK HERE to search by State and County for Covid-19 community levels

If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease, learn more about how to protect yourself 

Visit the CDC website for more information at https://www.cdc.gov/

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For more information, please contact

Dan Neidert (H) 239-939-1934 

E-mail: [email protected]

Cindy Simmons (C) 239-691-3342

 

We meet every month except June and July

Meeting time3rd Tuesday of each month (except June and July) from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meeting Location Hope Hospice
9891 Healthpark Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33908
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Upcoming events

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Support Group Events

Jun 21
Ft. Myers Monthly Meeting
June 21, 2022 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Jul 19
Ft. Myers Monthly Meeting
July 19, 2022 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Aug 16
Ft. Myers Monthly Meeting
August 16, 2022 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Sep 20
Ft. Myers Monthly Meeting
September 20, 2022 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Oct 18
Ft. Myers Monthly Meeting
October 18, 2022 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Nov 15
Ft. Myers Monthly Meeting
November 15, 2022 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
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Resources

Funding Myeloma - 2022
Click here to view PDF
Co-Leader Lisah Maupin put together a very concise and professional presentation for our group after a meeting that was focused on patient financial assistance and fund raising for MM.

International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)
www.myeloma.org
A non- profit organization dedicated to the education, research, and treatment of myeloma         

IMF Infoline  800-452-2873  Toll free providing immediate support and information.

IMF Patient and Family Seminar These meetings enable patients and their families to learn about the latest developments in myeloma from a panel of world-renowned myeloma experts.  Usually the third week of February in Boca Raton, Florida.

Myeloma Crowd
www.myelomacrowd.org
A site created for patients by patients.  Their goal is to simplify complex information and arm patients with important and current information.

Lab Tests On Line
www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/
A go-to reference for your questions ranging from why a lab test was ordered to what the results might mean.  Designed for the patient to better understand clinical laboratory tests.

Bone Marrow Transplant Information Network (BMT Infonet)
www.bmtinfonet.org/
An organization dedicated to providing easy-to-understand information about bone marrow transplants and the decision making process.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
www.themmrf.org
A non-profit organization dedicated to funding research and helping patients understand their disease.  A great source for finding clinical trials.

American Society of Hematology (ASH)
www.hematology.org/patients/
Their mission is to further the understanding , diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the blood by promoting research, clinical care, education, training and advocacy in hematology.

Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis and Treatment
www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(15)00895-2/pdf
A bit technical so you will need your white coat to read it as it is written for a physician audience.  Probably the best single piece of work to give you the big picture (with supporting data) on current approaches to diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma.  A Mayo Clinic publication.

 

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