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About WM

This section contains a wealth of information about Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM), ranging from a description of the disease to causes and risk factors, prognosis, tests to diagnose and monitor the disease, treatments, and types of responses.  You will also receive helpful tips on talking to your doctor, getting a second opinion, organizing your medical records, finding clinical trials, and healthful daily habits to make your life with WM easier.

Undoubtedly you will have many questions, especially if you are newly diagnosed.  So be sure to check the FAQ section for several of the most-asked questions about all facets of the disease.

Take your time to read and absorb the information presented here and come back often to explore this section as you continue your journey with WM.  Remember that knowledge is a powerful thing, and the better informed you are, the better your chances for successfully managing your WM and maintaining a good quality of life.

Did you know?

Did you know that the FDA’s (Federal Drug Administration) definition of a rare disease is one that affects 200,000 or fewer people? With only 1,500 newly diagnosed patients a year in the US, WM is very rare. Every one of us counts.