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Welcome to the Cincinnati Area Multiple Myeloma Support Group. During this year more than 20,000 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, currently an incurable but treatable cancer. Several hundred newly diagnosed patients living within the Cincinnati metro area will join the ever growing numbers of current Myeloma patients.

The Cincinnati Area Multiple Myeloma Support Group was started by Bill Jackson, who was a myeloma patient. The group has met monthly since January 2007 and continues to grow in membership as patients, family and friends become aware of its existence.

Bill started the support group because none existed in Cincinnati, and he had experienced the benefits of a support group in the Chicago area. Realizing that Multiple Myeloma represents less than 1% of cancers, there is a major need for patients, family members and friends to share information and learn more about the disease, its implications, complications and therapeutic treatment alternatives.

Knowledge is Power. The availability of information and sharing of experiences is comforting, especially to newly diagnosed patients. Discussions provide each of us with a deeper understanding of myeloma resulting in an increased ability to more effectively manage our health and our battle with this insidious disease.

Multiple Myeloma with all of its implications is the antithesis of fun, and the disease affects everyone in similar yet different ways. Meeting and talking with others who are willing to share similar experiences helps us all work our way through the many challenges until a cure is finally available.

For more information, contact Hugh and Marie Schaffer at (513) 289-6842 or by email at hugh69marie@gmail.com or Mary Anne Brennan at (513) 871-3973 or by email at maryanne_brennan@hotmail.com (underscore after maryanne).

You are always welcome to attend any of our monthly networking meetings.

We would love to hear from you.  Please fill up the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.