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There is no single myeloma experience

Montreal Multiple Myeloma March 2023
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You’re not alone

Myeloma touches the lives of tens of thousands of Canadians every day

Myeloma in Canada

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Approximately 11 people are diagnosed with myeloma in Canada each day.*

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4,000

There were an estimated 4,000 new myeloma cases diagnosed in Canada in 2022.*
*2,400 were in males, 1,550 were in females

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2023

Advances in research have significantly contributed to increasing life expectancy

*Source: Canadian Cancer Statistics: A 2022 special report on cancer prevalence, Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory in collaboration with the Canadian Cancer Society, Statistics Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

A national network of support

Whether you’re living with myeloma or caring for someone who is, you’re not alone. With a network of 45+ local support groups (and counting) across Canada, five Facebook support groups, and peer-to-peer support programs, there are many ways for you to connect with others who understand the journey you’re on.

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An expansive library of resources

Visit our growing library of easy-to-understand and accessible resources and information on myeloma.
Find the answers to your questions on living with myeloma; treatment, managing side effects, the financial implications of living with myeloma, and much more.

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Our monthly e-newsletter keeps you connected and informed. It provides the latest news and information on myeloma research, drug access and approvals in Canada, conferences, educational events, webinars, personal stories, local and national community news, and more.

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Myeloma (sometimes called “multiple myeloma”) is the 2nd most common form of blood cancer.

Myeloma is a blood cancer associated with the abnormal behaviour and uncontrolled growth of plasma cells (a type of white blood cell). Plasma cells are made in the bone and are an important component of the body’s immune system because they produce antibodies. However, in myeloma, too many plasma cells are produced and they “crowd out” other types of cells like red blood cells and platelets that our body needs to be healthy.

While myeloma is not yet curable, it is treatable. Tremendous advances in research are paving the way to finding a cure.

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Who we are

Myeloma Canada is the only national charitable organization created by and for Canadians impacted by multiple myeloma. We are driven to improve the lives of those affected by myeloma by empowering our community through awareness, education, advocacy programs, and supporting clinical research to find a cure. Since it was founded in 2005, Myeloma Canada has been making myeloma matter.