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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. Use the menu below for a list of the groups that we are aware of in your area.

United States : Louisiana

Baton Rouge
This group, founded in 2005, meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12:00 - 1:00 PM at the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA.  For more information, please contact Esther Sachse at 225-927-2273 or by E-mail at esachse@cancerservices.org.

Texarkana, AR / Northwest, TX / Northeast, LA (Duplicate listing, see Arkansas and Texas)
Texarkana Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in 2011, meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at St. Michael Hospital, 2600 St. Michael Drive, Texarkana, TX 75506; in Conference Room #2. For more information, please contact Andy Shoptaw at 870-773-0273 or 903-826-7993 or by E-mail at jwshoptaw@live.com.