I am newly diagnosed

If you’re on this page then you may have recently been diagnosed with myeloma or know someone who has. We know that this can be an overwhelming time so we hope the information below helps you to understand your diagnosis better.

On this page you’ll find information about what myeloma is, how it’s treated and stories from the myeloma community.

What is myeloma?

Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a blood cancer arising from plasma cells. At any one time there are around 24,000 people living with myeloma in the UK. It accounts for 15 per cent of blood cancers, and two per cent of all cancers.

Help and support

If you need more information, practical advice or a little extra support, reach out to our team of Myeloma Information Specialists or speak to someone who knows what you’re going through.

Be part of the community

There’s lots of ways to become part of the myeloma community and connect with others who know what you’re going through.

Our impact

We fund research work that looks to answer questions about the development, detection, and treatment of myeloma to help improve the future for people with myeloma.

We work with healthcare professionals to improve care and secure access to cutting-edge cancer treatments to give more choices to people being treated for myeloma.

We provide tailored information and support designed to help people with myeloma, their families and their friends live their lives to the full and manage their myeloma.

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Speak to one of our Myeloma Information Specialists

If you need information, emotional support, practical advice or just a listening hear, our Myeloma Information Specialists are here for you. You can call them on 0800 980 3332 (Mon – Fri, 9-5) or email them on askthenurse@myeloma.org.uk