Serving Madison, Southern Wisconsin and the greater multiple myeloma community

"Providing an opportunity for multiple myeloma patients and their loved ones to
come together to exchange information for mutual support, comfort, and friendship"

Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer, and is considered a cancer of the immune system. It is currently considered incurable but is treatable. Multiple myeloma accounts for less than one percent of all cancers. If you are new to understanding multiple myeloma, it may be helpful for you to start with the links in the left column.

Note that multiple myeloma is very individual, and patients should discuss any changes with their physician. The information provided in this Web site is for educational purposes only.

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At Home: Things To Do
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Blogs
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Questions,
or to receive information
Email Jayne at:
schwartzdon@sbcglobal.net
 Future Meetings

Please join us at one of our regular meetings or join the mailing list for our free monthly newsletter. Family members and friends are encouraged to participate as well. You will quickly find out you are not alone. We will help keep you informed of the latest Multiple Myeloma management information.

Next Meeting

Dr Natalie Callander from the UW Carbone Cancer Center will be our featured virtual speaker at the November 17th meeting. The November meeting is online. Your invitation to join is in the newsletter and below. She will be presenting at 4:30 PM.

During Dr Callander's presentation, all of us will be muted as she presents. If you click on “Hide Everyone”, your screen will become larger and the presentation will be in full screen. There will be time for questions allowed later.

Current newsletter, (PDF)

November virtual meeting

Madison Multiple Myeloma Support Group meeting
Tue, November 17, 2020 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (CDT)

Invitation for the virtual November 17th Support Group meeting.
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (CST)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/555030645
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116
Access Code: 555-030-645

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Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
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GoToMeeting Tips and Tricks (PDF)

GoToMeeting Notes

Multiple Myeloma or Cancer News

 

Statins Reduce Mortality in Multiple Myeloma Patients

A Pretty Flower Toxic to Multiple Myeloma (Fumaria Officinalis also known as ‘earth smoke’)

Types of Multiple Myeloma

News... (including information from previous newsletters)

Upcoming conferences and teleconferences are listed below

Upcoming Teleconferences or Webinars 

November 21, 2020
10:00 AM-2:15 PM ET
  9:00 AM-1:15 PM CT

CURE®'s Educated Patient® Multiple Myeloma Summit is a half-day virtual event


Success and Celebrations

None currently listed

Conferences

The annual Multiple Myeloma Patient and Caregiver Symposium

Save the date for 2021. Hopefully meeting in person next year on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

 

  Meeting Time and Location

  Meeting Time: Third Tuesday of Each Month
  3:30 – 5:30 PM
  Location:
  UW West Clinic
  451 Junction Road
  Madison, WI

  Map and Driving Directions

  Conference room 1287
  Program: In general, speakers every second
  month, group discussion alternate months

  For more information:
  Jayne Schwartz schwartzdon@sbcglobal.net
  or
  608-244-2120

  Madison, Wisconsin Support Information

  Past Newsletters

  Gilda's Club of Madison

  Contact Us or Provide Suggestions

  Wisconsin Support Information

  Wisconsin Multiple Myeloma Groups

  National and International Organizations

  International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)

  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS)

  Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)

  Advocacy

  IMF Advocacy Updates

  Donate

  Trillium Fund (University of Wisconsin)

The Trillium Fund was established by our founding support group members to facilitate Multiple Myeloma research here in Madison at the Wisconsin Institute of Medical Research. If you or your family wish to donate or send a memorial to this program, checks can be made payable to the “UW Foundation – Trillium Fund” and sent to:

UW Carbone Cancer Center,
University of Wisconsin Foundation,
1848 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726

Donations may also be made online at:
www.supportuw.org/give
(Trillium Fund in Multiple Myeloma Research – 112903576).

For any questions, please call (608) 264-5437 or email curecancer@supportuw.org

  Black Swan Research Initiative
  Donate

  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  Donate