Arizona Myeloma Networkhttp://www.azmyelomanetwork.org
Mission Statement Collaboration- Awareness-Education-Advocacy What is myeloma? Multiple myeloma is a complex and often misdiagnosed cancer of the bone marrow that affects plasma cells, which comprise the immune system and bone. The cause is unknown and there are over 2,200 new cases of myeloma diagnosed each month in the USA. The average incidence of myeloma is 3 to 4 per 100,000 in the US, representing approximately 1% of all types of cancer. There is no cure, but myeloma is treatable. With the new research that we are supporting, earlier intervention, and new medications, lives are being saved and the quality of life is improving. Hopefully, with collaboration among researchers, clinicians, pharmaceuticals, and patient advocates… together, we will find a cure. Who is the Arizona Myeloma Network (AzMN)? Our mission is to promote collaboration, awareness, education and advocacy for improved treatment and quality of life, for multiple myeloma patients, their families and ALL cancer caregivers with special consideration to the underserved. Our members are patients, families, health care professionals, volunteers and others concerned about myeloma. Headquartered in Glendale, Arizona, AzMN is a 501(c)(3) as a nonprofit organization, registered in 2006.