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Download IWMF Publications

IWMF volunteers and WM researchers work together to develop publications including booklets and fact sheets 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 the disease.

The IWMF does not warranty the content of these publications. We are making these available to you as information, and we encourage you to discuss what may be appropriate to you with your hematologist/oncologist.

To download publication(s) please click on the appropriate below.

Booklets and Brochures

Title and Description English Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese 简体中文 Deutsch Espanol Francais Italiano

Basic Immunology

By Guy Sherwood, M.D., 2014
A comprehensive review of immunology as it relates to WM.

Blood Tests

Compiled and edited by Barb Hauser, 2010 and updated 2015.
Explains the Complete Blood Count, White Blood Cell Differential, and selected other tests used to diagnose and monitor WM.

Glossary and Abbreviations

Written & compiled by Guy Sherwood, M.D., Bret Blakeslee, Sue Herms, & Peter DeNardis, 2015.
This glossary is designed to help patients with WM learn and understand pertinent medical terms that relate to our disease.

Medical Tests

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

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.

Review of Therapy

By Morie A. Gertz, M.D., 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.

Treatment Options

By Guy Sherwood, M.D., 2013.
This booklet reviews 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 treatment.

Guide to WM

By Christian Buske, M.D., and George Hess, M.D., 2014.
This brochure is written by Drs. Buske and Hess of Germany, and it is provided by the IWMF-affiliate Morbus Waldenstrom (MOWA) in Germany.

Guide to WM and LPL

By Shirley D'Sa, M.D., 2014.
This brochure is written by Dr. D'Sa, a hematologist/oncologist at University College Hospital, London, UK, The drugs mentioned in the brochure are noted by their generic names and by their UK-specific trade names and may/may not be available in UK/US (or elsewhere) unless in the context of a clinical trial.

Fact Sheets

These are short summaries that include information about WM and discuss several common treatments for it.

Topic English Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Espanol Francais Italiano
About Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia - Highlights
About WM – Details
Stem Cell Transplantation