Myeloma UK is the only national charity in the UK dedicated to myeloma, a rare type of blood cancer arising from plasma cells. At any one time, there are around 17,500 people living with myeloma in the UK.
While there are many effective treatments, there is currently no cure. Myeloma is a relapsing and remitting cancer, meaning patients often experience periods of remission after treatment but relapse over time.
Following a relapse, previous treatments may no longer be effective and alternative options are needed. Myeloma is an individual cancer which differs from person to person meaning patient do not all respond to the same treatments.
Our mission is to make myeloma history. We channel our funds, energy, and resources into the areas that will make the most difference to those living with myeloma.
We fund into areas that will make the most difference to those living with myeloma. We fund vital myeloma research as well as provide information and support to patients and their families to help them deal with everything a myeloma diagnosis brings.
We work to reduce the time it takes for patients to be diagnosed and treated through our healthcare professionals education programme, as well as liaising with patients and key policymakers to improve access to treatment and standards of care.