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Multiple Myeloma

Program Status

 
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. Patients may apply for a second grant during their eligibility period subject to availability of funding.

Eligibility Criteria

Patient should be insured and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
The medication must treat the disease directly.
Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
Patient’s income must fall below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Get Help With Your Treatment

Apply Online (Click Here) or call 1-866-316-PANF (7263)

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.

For more information visit the International Multiple Myeloma Foundation website or call 800-452-CURE (2873).  For information on Multiple Myeloma treatment options and research visit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation website or call (203) 229-0464.