The IWMF, with the help of our International Affiliates, provides comprehensive Member Services to meet the needs of patients, caregivers, and families touched by WM. And, we are committed to continue to be the place where people can learn from others affected by the disease, gain important knowledge about resources for help, and learn about advances in medicine and treatments.
Our Member Services are intended to help you understand and cope with the illness and to support you so you know that you are not alone. In addition to our educational offerings, we have Support Groups all over the US and in other countries worldwide that enable you to meet and seek out others dealing with WM. Our online forum IWMF Connect and the online forums of our affiliates connect you to IWMF members around the world who understand and share experiences. Our telephone/email support line, LIFELINE, allows you to connect on a one-on-one basis with someone who understands and is living with WM. And, if you should need a second medical opinion for your illness, we have a Physicians Directory of WM experts worldwide. We also provide information on Financial Assistance and Support for Caregivers.
Having a rare cancer may make you feel like you’re all alone. But you’re not! Many of our members have shared their stories with us so we may, in turn, share them with you.
We encourage you to peruse our Member Services in this section of our website and to use them to the fullest.
The IWMF is here to help you! Peter DeNardis, Board Member of the IWMF talks about what it is like to be diagnosed with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia and how the Foundation helps everyone affected by the disease through its efforts to promote awareness, provide education and support, and fund research directed to finding better treatments and a cure for WM.