Did You Know?
*Approximately 1500 people are diagnosed yearly with WM in The US or about 6 cases per million.
*WM is an indolent (slow growing) disease related to Non Hodgkin lymphoma.
*It is incurable at the moment however, treatable and new drugs are on the horizon.
*One could have WM for years before becoming symptomatic.
*Did you know the WMFC and IWMF (the international affiliate) have over 60 LifeLine volunteers ready to discuss the experiences of living with WM first hand?
*We offer the most comprehensive information on Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia.
*The life expectancy has jumped from 5 years to 11.5 years with so many living 15-30 years.
*Did you know that WMers continue to enjoy life through travelling, sports, new hobbies and many who continue to work?
*The exact cause is unknown but is believed to be genetic. Patients with family members who have or had a closely related lymphoma such as CLL or Multiple Myeloma may have a greater risk of developing WM.