WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A meeting will be held on Tuesday night in Waterbury to help teach attendees about the importance of blood work results.
The Connecticut Multiple Myeloma Fighters Information group will meet from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Leever Cancer Center and feature guest speaker, Debra Doss, RN, OCN, from Dana Farber Cancer Center.
Multiple Myeloma is the second most common type of blood cancer, with over 100,000 people in the United States currently affected and an estimated 20,00 new diagnoses every year. The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) hopes to spread the word about this disease, since it is becoming more common in younger patients who know little about it.
News 8′s former meteorologist Dr. Mel worked with the group for many years after receiving his diagnosis in 1996. He was actively involved in getting the word out about myeloma until he lost his battle with the disease in January 2012 at age 66.