Infections are now the leading cause of death in people with multiple myeloma. Advances in treatment have extended survival; however, certain myeloma therapies weaken patients' immune systems. For these reasons, the spectrum of infections appearing in people with multiple myeloma has changed.
My Dad was diagnosed in Nov. 2009 with stage 3 multiple myeloma after years of extreme pain, fractured ribs and spine. In January 2013 his doctor told him he is in partial remissission. His strength and determination to kick this cancer to curb is the reason behind the Mississauga Myeloma 5k March. Join us and Myeloma Canada on September 22 2013 for our 2nd annual Myeloma March and help bring awareness to this rare cancer and to help MAKE MYELOMA MATTER. www.myelomamarch.ca