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Myeloma Australia Services

Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a type of bone marrow cancer arising from plasma cells, which are normally found in the bone marrow. Plasma cells form part of your immune system.

Normal plasma cells produce antibodies (also called immunoglobulins) to help fight infection. In myeloma, abnormal plasma cells release only one type of antibody known as paraprotein, which has no useful function. It is often through the measurement of this paraprotein that myeloma is diagnosed and monitored.

Myeloma Australia provides up to date information and caring support via our Myeloma Support Nurses, our services are all free of charge and include:

  • Telephone Support Line
  • Health professional education
  •  Information and Support Groups
  • Myeloma publications
  • Seminars & Workshops
  • MyeNews & e-Newsletter
  • Access to leading myeloma experts
  • Research through our Medical Scientific Advisory Group (MSAG)
  • Advocacy on behalf of the Australian myeloma community to government, industry and health professionals