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Newly Diagnosed?

Are You Newly Diagnosed?

You are not alone. We are here to help you. Myeloma is a disease that can very often be treated successfully and many patients live long and productive lives after being diagnosed. We encourage you to learn as much as possible and to seek out the best care possible. The IMF is here to help you do that while we work towards better treatments and a cure.

Watch What is Myeloma?
Dr. Morie Gertz of the Mayo Clinic explains what multiple myeloma is and how it is treated.
Request a Free IMF Info Pack
Full of our informative publications, including our Patient Handbook and selections from the popular Understanding Series, the Info Pack will bring you up to speed on myeloma and its treatment.

Your guide through the myeloma journey, from diagnosis to long-term survival. Start by understanding the disease and diagnosis, and proceed through the steps to learn the best tests, treatments, and supportive care currently available.

Learn the Vocabulary of Myeloma
A glossary, acronyms, and a guide to drug names.
Call the IMF InfoLine with Your Questions
If you have questions about myeloma and its treatment, a call to the IMF InfoLine, 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. InfoLine hours are 9 am to 4 pm PST.

Find a Myeloma Support Group Near You
Use our site to get in touch with other patients and family members, in person or on line. Just click on the "Support" tab at the top of the page.
Attend a Patient & Family Seminar
The IMF has held over 100 seminars in 13 countries since 1990. Emphasizing education, advocacy and support, these seminars empower patients and provide invaluable information to the myeloma community.

Drug Reimbursement Information and Assistance
Drug Reimbursement Information and Assistance
Download the Myeloma Manager™ Personal Care Assistant™

We are pleased to be able to offer you, free of charge, this software, designed specifically to help patients and caregivers battling multiple myeloma track and understand their lab results. We hope that you will find it useful.

Smart Patients

Smart Patients is an online community where patients and caregivers affected by complex illness learn from each other about treatments, challenges, and how it all fits into the context of their experience. Collectively, our experience is a vast and often untapped resource. Together, we can become more expert in our conditions and receive better care as a result.

Patient Resources
Check out our links page to look beyond the IMF site to resources of interest elsewhere on the web.

Sign Up for the Myeloma Minute
If you want to have your finger on the pulse of the myeloma community—research, advocacy, news, events— then subscribe to the IMF's free email newsletter, the Myeloma Minute.
Subscribe to Myeloma Today
Get a free subscription to Myeloma Today. Published quarterly to help our readers stay abreast of news as it happens, Myeloma Today includes in-depth profiles with the leaders in the field who offer their insight into the fast changing world of myeloma. Included in each issue are articles written with the clinical updates and scientific articles that track the most promising advances in myeloma. Patients find information on upcoming events as well as stories of hope shared by members of the myeloma community.