Over the years, the IMF has been committed to providing help for veterans with multiple myeloma cancer. Talking with those who served has made us aware that many need resources to better understand their diagnosis, find information about myeloma and support one another through mutual experiences In response to this need, the International Myeloma Foundation created this section for Veterans Against Myeloma, known as VAM. We have worked to collect the pertinent information for Veterans with multiple myeloma and provide key links to relevant VA websites, state veterans assistance offices, and national Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) whose Service Officers help vets with the VA process.
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.
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.