Our veterans have sacrificed much to ensure the safety and security of our great nation. Exposure to various chemicals from Agent Orange in Vietnam, to burn pits in the Middle East means our service members put their health on the line, often unknowingly. The International Myeloma Foundation recognizes the extraordinary circumstances in which our veterans served, and we are here to make sure their sacrifices are remembered and honored by a grateful nation.
Veterans Against Myeloma (VAM) is a resource for patients who served and developed myeloma through their service. We provide key links to relevant VA websites, state veterans assistance offices and to national veteran’s service organizations whose service officers help vets with the VA process. VAM has developed a guide to navigating the VA claims process specific to myeloma patients, which includes helpful insights into what types or exposure is directly linked to the development of cancers like myeloma.
Additionally, our advocacy team regularly meets with congressional staffers on wide ranging issues from those that impact patient access to drugs to fighting for increases in research funding through programs like the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. We train and guide patients and family through the pitfalls of patient activism and provide opportunities for every patient to take action from their own home. Welcome to Veterans Against Myeloma.