Cancer is a major illness, but not everyone who gets cancer will die from it. Close to 9 million Americans alive today have a history of cancer. For them, cancer has become a chronic (on-going) health problem, like high blood pressure or diabetes. If you have questions about myeloma and its treatment, a call to the IMF Hotline, 800-452-CURE, toll-free in the US and Canada, puts you in immediate contact with an IMF Information Specialist who can provide information and support. Hotline hours are 9 am to 4 pm PST. 

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Helpful information for multiple myeloma patients and caregivers.


The responsibilities of caring for a sick or disabled relative can be challenging. The following information is designed to make you more comfortable in your role as a family caregiver so that both your relative and you can feel better during this difficult time. 

IMF Support Groups 

The IMF is often asked by patients if we know of support groups in their areas where they can meet others dealing with myeloma. There is a worldwide network of more than 150 myeloma support groups that hold regular meetings for members of the myeloma community. 

Although the IMF does not sponsor these groups, we support their efforts and conduct annual summits for myeloma support group leaders. We encourage you to seek them out.