Multiple Myeloma Information and Resources
FOR PATIENTS WITH MEDICARE, MEDICAID, OR MILITARY BENEFITS
Fund Status and Eligibility
Open - We are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funding immediately.
Maximum Award Level: $10,000 Per Year
- Patient must be insured by Medicare, Medicaid, or Military Benefits and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
- Patient must have a confirmed diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma.
- Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
- Patient's income must fall below 400% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) with consideration of the Cost of Living Index (COLI) and the number in the household.
Get Help With Your Treatment: How to Apply Online
Information About the Disease
Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer formed by cancerous plasma cells. Normal plasma cells are found in the bone marrow and are an important part of the body's immune system. When plasma cells grow out of control, they can form a tumor, usually in the bone marrow. This type of tumor is called a myeloma, and if there are many tumors they are called multiple myeloma. Having too many plasma cells can cause problems in the bone marrow, where all blood cells are made. The bone marrow may not be able to make enough red blood cells, platelets, or normal white blood cells. This can cause problems such as anemia (shortage of red blood cells), bruising or bleeding, or leukopenia (shortage of white blood cells) that makes it hard for the body to fight infections.
Multiple Myeloma Resources
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Phone: 800-955-4572 - www.lls.org
Multiple Myeloma - Mayo Clinic.com
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
Phone: (203) 229-0464 - www.themmrf.org
Arizona Myeloma Network (AzMN)
20280 North 59th Avenue Ste. 115, #448, Glendale, AZ 85308
Phone: (623) 388-6837 - www.azmyelomanetwork.org
Bone Health In Focus
A Report about Multiple Myeloma's Impact on Bones - View Report
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