Pete’s Story

It was 2016, and Pete from Cheshire had just completed the Ironman Triathlon in Wales. After the competition, a bout of suspected pneumonia eventually led to the 39-year-old’s diagnosis of myeloma.

Now, Pete is urging people to join the stem cell donor register as he searches for a match. Find out more about the 10,000 Donors campaign.

This Myeloma Awareness Week, Pete is helping us spread awareness of the signs and symptoms of myeloma.

What is myeloma?

Myeloma arises in the plasma cells, which are a type of white blood cell made in the bone marrow. Unlike many types of cancer, myeloma does not exist as a single lump or tumour, instead it affects multiple places in the body, such as in the bones of the spine, rib cage, or hips.

There are 17,500 people living with this blood cancer in the UK. We are the only organisation in the UK which deals exclusively with myeloma and our ultimate goal is to find a cure.

Read more about myeloma.

Can you help us #ShoutAboutMyeloma this Awareness Week?