JOIN THE MYELOMA CANADA COMMUNITY

For patients and those who love them, living with multiple myeloma can be a difficult journey. We are here to make it a little easier.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

As the only national organization uniquely devoted to the Canadian myeloma community, Myeloma Canada continuously works to educate and empower patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals from coast to coast.

We aim to strengthen your voice and improve your quality of life. Join our mailing list. Our newsletter features the latest news on upcoming meetings and events, drug approvals, and treatment updates. Keeping you informed throughout your myeloma journey – we’ll be there every step of the way.

JOIN THE MYELOMA CANADA COMMUNITY

For patients and those who love them, living with multiple myeloma can be a difficult journey. We are here to make it a little easier.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

As the only national organization uniquely devoted to the Canadian myeloma community, Myeloma Canada continuously works to educate and empower patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals from coast to coast.

We aim to strengthen your voice and improve your quality of life. Join our mailing list. Our newsletter features the latest news on upcoming meetings and events, drug approvals, and treatment updates. Keeping you informed throughout your myeloma journey – we’ll be there every step of the way.

Multiple myeloma, commonly referred to as myeloma, is a cancer of the plasma cells found in the bone marrow. A plasma cell is a type of immune cell that produces antibodies to fight infection.

Although there is yet no cure, myeloma is treatable, with many patients going on to lead full lives for years after diagnosis. With increasing research and emerging treatments the overall outlook for patients is improving steadily.

WHAT CAN I DO?

What can be done right now if you or a loved one is living with myeloma? Myeloma Canada offers an array of educational resources for patients, families and caregivers, available online and in print. These resource tools help you find the information you need, whether its treatment options and disease management, drug coverage, available clinical trials and more.

Myeloma Canada also works with a network of support groups across the country, helping to create a sense of togetherness so that you and your loved ones don’t have to feel alone. The myeloma community is strong because we stand together and support each other.

MULTIPLE MYELOMA IN CANADA

Every day, 7 Canadians are diagnosed with myeloma, a disease that—while treatable—remains largely incurable. If you or your loved one is among the 7,500 Canadians living with myeloma, speak to your doctor about how best to manage your symptoms, and the therapies that are now available to better control disease progression.

THE MULTIPLE MYELOMA PATIENT JOURNEY

Understanding the journey of a myeloma patient can sometimes be challenging. Here is a short video that can shed some light on the disease that affects over 7,500 Canadians.

DRIVE ADVOCACY FOR TREATMENT ACCESS

with the Myeloma Advocacy Program (M.A.P.)

We all deserve better access to new treatment options. By working together we become stronger, and by speaking as a unified voice for the Canadian myeloma community, we are making a difference.

With a number of game-changing therapies that have become available in recent years, patients are living longer however, provincial funding and timely access to new therapies remains a challenge for many patients with limited options.

Myeloma Canada’s role is to ensure the patient voice is heard. Sharing the patient perspective is key to influence recommendations and reimbursement decisions of myeloma treatments.

Don’t you agree that myeloma patients urgently need access to new and effective treatments? Myeloma is characterized by cycles of disease control and relapse. In most cases, treatment will eventually lose its effect. Therefore access to new treatments is vital for patients. Thousands of Canadians depend on it.

To learn more about treatment coverage and access click here.

Help us get these treatments funded. Write your Local MPP/MLA/MNA and urge them to take action.

By completing the information below you will be directed to an email link directly addressed to your MPP/MLA/MNA that you have the option to send as is or to edit as you see fit.

Tell your local MPP/MLA/MNA that you think patients should have access to new medications that will help them live with myeloma. You can use the content below as a guide for your letter to your local MPP/MLA/MNA and Minister of Health. You can personalize the message.

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QUIZ: HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MULTIPLE MYELOMA?

Every day, 7 Canadians are diagnosed with multiple myeloma, according to Myeloma Canada. Has your life been affected by a diagnosis?

Find out how much you know.

DOWNLOAD THE MULTIPLE MYELOMA PATIENT HANDBOOK

Are you or a loved one living with myeloma? Download this educational resource filled with the important information you need: understanding the disease, treatment options, managing symptoms and quality of life.