Did you know?

The IWMF raised more than five million dollars for WM medical research

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The IWMF raised more than 60 support groups in North America and nearly 20 others world-wide

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The IWMF has a current worldwide membership of nearly 4,000

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IWMF-TALK is a wonderful place to share information and learn from other survivors

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Each year 1,500 new cases of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia are diagnosed in the USA

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Volunteers at the IWMF Telephone Lifeline are waiting to share their experiences with you

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You can order DVD recordings of past WM Educational Forums online or by mail

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All IWMF programs and services are funded by WM survivors, caregivers, friends, and family

IWMF Publications

IWMF Publications are available by mail order or by immediate download;

see list below!


IWMF volunteers and WM researchers work together to develop booklets, pamphlets, and information packets that provide the newly diagnosed and veteran patients, as well as their caregivers, with up-to-date information regarding Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, how to treat it, and how to live with it.







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Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia:
Questions and Answers

Revised by Suzanne Herms and Guy Sherwood, M.D., 2014.
Designed to address common questions about Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, this booklet presents an overview of WM in language directed primarily to the layperson. The booklet also contains a useful glossary of terms. (Note: The French version is dated 2010 and will be updated soon.)

Treatment Options

Revised by Guy Sherwood, M.D., 2013.
This detailed discussion covers all therapies currently used to treat Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia.  It was designed for patients with WM as a reference to aid them in preparing to participate with their physician in determining the best course of action. Caregivers, family, and friends of patients may also find it useful.



Blood Tests

Compiled and edited by Barb Hauser, 2010.
Explains the Complete Blood Count, White Blood Cell Differential, and selected other tests used to diagnose and monitor WM.

Review of Therapy

By Morie A. Gertz, M.D., and Roland Seidler, Jr., 2013.
Written for physicians directing the treatment of WM patients, this booklet covers each established therapy and reviews the published literature on the management of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia.

Glossary of Medical Terms

Written & compiled by Guy Sherwood, M.D., Bret Blakeslee, Sue Herms, & Peter DeNardis, 2012.
This glossary is designed to help patients with WM learn and understand pertinent medical terms that relate to our disease.
Medical terminology is expanding rapidly in today’s world, and from time to time this Glossary will be updated and re-published.

Healthy Living

By Guy Sherwood, M.D., 2013.
A resource guide for the WM patient to help increase his/her potential of living a longer and more healthy life through nutrition, exercise, and stress management. NOTE: This booklet is only available via download - mail/print versions are not available.

Basic Immunology

By Guy Sherwood, M.D., (English version updated 2013; other versions updated 2007).
A comprehensive review of immunology as it relates to WM. It begins with an overview of the immune system and then concentrates on the cells involved.

Medical Tests

By Guy Sherwood, M.D., 2007.
A ready reference booklet of medical terms and tests, with particular attention to IgM measurement and the Complete Blood Count (CBC) laboratory tests, as well as a glossary of terms related to those tests.

Guide to WM and LPL

By Shirley D'Sa, M.D., 2014.
This brochure is wrotten by Dr. D'Sa, a hematologist/oncologist at University College Hospital, London, UK, for WM patients and doctors in the UK, and you will notice British English spelling rather than American English spelling for some words. The drugs mentioned in the brochure are noted by their generic names and by their UK-specific trade names and may/may not be availalble in UK/US (or elsewhere) unless in the context of a clinical trial. 

Guide to WM

By Christian Buske, M.D., and  George Hess, M.D., 2014.
This brochure is written in German by Drs. Buske and Hess.  Dr. Buske is the Director of the Institute of Experimental Cancer Research and Attending Physician and Professor at the Medical Department for Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, University Hospital Ulm.  Dr. Hess is the Chief of Hematology and Oncology at University Clinic, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.  The guide was provided by the IWMF-affiliated Morbus Waldenstrom (MOWA) group in Germany via Anita Waldmann.

Living with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia - Brochure

updated 2014.
An introductory brochure which explains what WM is, and the services and support provided by the IWMF.