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Support H. Res. 148 and Recognize March as National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

Dear [Decision Maker],

Please support H. Res. 148 and raise awareness of multiple myeloma.

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow that occurs at various sites of the body. The disease is the second most common blood cancer and it affects more than 100,000 people in the United States, with over 30 thousand new diagnoses and nearly 13 thousand deaths from the disease in 2016. To raise awareness to this disease, I urge you to join as a cosponsor of a resolution to designate March as National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month.

Like many cancers, the exact cause of multiple myeloma remains unknown. Robust research is being conducted in the United States and internationally to determine the etiology of this cancer. National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month will raise awareness among clinicians and the public to lead to earlier detection and treatment.




Understanding and treatment of multiple myeloma has been greatly furthered by the role of advocacy initiatives promoting awareness, education, research, peer review, and collaboration and such efforts are to be highly commended. Greater awareness of multiple myeloma on the part of clinicians and the general public can lead to earlier detection and treatment, improving health outcomes and bringing comfort to patients and their families.

March would be an appropriate month to designate as "National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month"

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