HALTON-PEEL AND AREA MYELOMASUPPORT GROUP
Living Longer. Living Better!

What is Multiple Myeloma?

Myeloma is an incurable but increasingly treatable cancer of the plasma cells.  Plasma cells are found in the bone marrow and are part of the immune system that makes antibodies help fight infections.  Over 7,500 Canadians are living with myeloma and, every day, another seven people are diagnosed.

   Knowledge is power.  12 additional questions to ask your medical team
​looking for someone nearby to talk to?             We are here. ...    And we've been there..
BERNICE & GERRY PARROTT
PEER SUPPORT

Phone: 905-847-2073



We, too, have been affected by multiple myeloma.  Either as patients, or caregivers to loved ones.  When you are first diagnosed everything can disorienting, confusing, difficult, and quite possibly all of the above.  If you, a family member, or a friend has been affected by multiple myeloma, we will be here for you.  No one has to face the cancer journey alone.  We've been there, and can help.


We understand that support groups aren't for everybody, but here you'll find valuable information and education, a friends you can talk to, friends that can advocate for you when you're not feeling up to it, friends who are here to help you navigate your process, or at least help point you in the right direction, which we hope will make a difference for you, and for us.


On this page you will find the contact information for some of our members, if you want to talk to someone who's been right where you are today.

Informed decisions about your health care are important to your quality of life, and your survival.  To make these decisions easier for you, here are 12 additional questions, to you to help you learn more about your cancer, your care, and your treatment plan.  We encourage you to visit other websites, cancer support groups, but most importantly, talk to your doctor and his medical team.  Be vocal, be prepared, and be a part of your plan.


  • Who will be a part of my health care team, and what is the role of each member?
  • What are the possible short and long-term side effects of the treatment?
  • How long does it typically take to recover from treatment?
  • How often will I be at the clinic?
  • How often will I be tested for multiple myeloma?
  • How long will multiple myeloma stay in remission?
  • Could treatment affect my ability to have children, or become pregnant?
  • What additional support services are available to me?
  • What can my family, friends, and caregivers do to help me?
  • Where can I get more information?
  • The costs related to my medical care are expensive.  Who can I turn to with these concerns?
  • Who should I call with any questions or problems?
DAVID MCMULLEN
PEER SUPPORT

Phone: 905-849-5618



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NORMA LINDNER
GROUP CHAIR

Phone:  905-336-0171