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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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.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (CST)
New: This will be using Zoom instead of GoToMeeting (see below)
Dr, Aric Hall from the UW Carbone Cancer Center will be our featured speaker for the April virtual meeting. Dr Hall does a Q & A session and it has become one of our favorites. Mark your calendars now not to miss this meeting. He will be joining us at approx. 4:30pm.
- Dr Timothy Schmidt, from the UW Carbone Cancer Center will be our featured
speaker for the May virtual meeting. He will be talking about genetics
and chromosome testing and what it all means.
- July: Michelle Lakner, Nurse Practitioner for the UW Carbone Cancer
will be out featured speaker at July's meeting. More information to follow.
Jayne will be collecting questions ahead of this meeting. Those
questions will become the starting point of her Q & A .
See the current newsletter for information about:
- Register now from the Myeloma Crowd site for a presentation on April 15: Those Pesky Bone Hardeners! MM Patients Beware with Dentist Dr. John Killip
- FDA approves isatuximab-irfc From the IMF website – Two more drugs with FDA approvals.
- What Is Ide-Cel? Dr Durie discusses this in one of his podcasts which is available on the IMF website.
- I joined the Santa Fe Myeloma support group meeting this week for a
session on Freelite testing. Got an interesting website for you. Www.wikilite.com
This has always been a confusing subject for many
of us. Hope this helps.
Current newsletter, (PDF)
Upcoming Teleconferences or Webinars
Myeloma Crowd Round Table
Saturday, April 24
11:00 -12:35 pm (CDT)
Three Novel Therapies
Learn About the Immune System and Optimizing Your Defenses
International Myeloma Foundation
Thursday, May 6, 2021
6 P.M. Central
Duration: 60 Minutes (Includes Q&A)
We are all hearing about how critical the immune system is for our overall health. What is the immune system and how can we protect it? Can nutrition improve your immune system for better defense against diseases, bacteria, or viruses? Can supplements help?
April Virtual Meeting
Madison Multiple Myeloma Support Group monthly meeting
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Our virtual meetings will now be on the Zoom platform.
Zoom support center for help using Zoom
Madison Myeloma Support Group Zoom Meeting
Meeting times will be in the newsletter as these Zoom invitations will be a reoccurring meeting format.
IMF SG Meeting Room 3 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Madison, WI SG 3rd Tue Monthly
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
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Link for above if needed (https://myeloma-org.zoom.us/j/84457667535?pwd=V0lJTDNQU2FOZ1hMUkFaRmJBc0Qzdz09)
Meeting ID: 844 5766 7535
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Multiple Myeloma or Cancer News
A Pretty Flower Toxic to Multiple Myeloma (Fumaria Officinalis also known as ‘earth smoke’)
News... (including information from previous newsletters)
Upcoming conferences and teleconferences are listed below
Success and Celebrations
None currently listed
Save the date for 2021. Hopefully meeting in person next year on Saturday, August 21, 2021.
Meeting Time: Third Tuesday of Each Month
3:30 – 5:30 PM
UW West Clinic
451 Junction Road
Conference room 1287
Program: In general, speakers every second
month, group discussion alternate months
For more information:
Jayne Schwartz firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
(Trillium Fund in Multiple Myeloma Research – 112903576).
For any questions, please call (608) 264-5437 or email email@example.com
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society