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International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation

International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation
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Published on January 17, 2020

When facing a cancer diagnosis, many patients find that connecting with others who can relate is a critical part of navigating this unfamiliar territory. When that diagnosis is for a rare disease like Waldenstrom, however, with only 1,500 new patients being diagnosed each year in the United States, finding a support network may prove to be a challenge. That’s where the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) comes in. 

The mission of the IWMF is to “support and educate everyone affected by Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM) while advancing the search for a cure.” Based in Sarasota, Florida, the IWMF is a worldwide organization offering:

The IWMF’s largest annual event is its educational forum, with the 25th annual forum held online this year. Check out the highlights from the event. 

A cancer diagnosis may be scary, especially when it’s for a lesser-known cancer like Waldenstrom, but patients and their loved ones don’t have to face this diagnosis alone. For more information about the IWMF, visit To sign up for Patient Power’s Waldenstrom newsletter, click here

~Suzanne Mooney

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