The better informed you are, the better your chances for successfully managing your WM and maintaining a good quality of life.
This section provides links to IWMF material providing a wealth of information about WM. Such information gives knowledge.
CLICK on the Topic LINK to view the selected IWMF material
|Links to the IWMF information|
We understand that this is a very difficult time for you. Not only are you, your family and your friends experiencing the gamut of different emotions that come with a cancer diagnosis, but there is so much new information to learn. Where do you begin? The IWMF is here to help.
Initially, you will need to learn some basics about Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia (WM), sometimes referred to as a lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (LPL). It will also be helpful for you to understand the medical tests and their results which are performed to help diagnose and monitor your disease. The IWMF website and our publications are up to date, patient-centered resources.
CLICK on the LINK to view the following IWMF videos http://www.iwmf.com/infopak-video
IWMF Recommended Videos for those Who Are Newly Diagnosed with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia
|Causes, risk factors and prognosis||http://www.iwmf.com/about-wm/causes-risk-factors-and-prognosis
Causes, Risk Factors, and Prognosis are usually among the most asked about items from a patient or caregiver. While there is no definitive answer yet for either of these, we will try to outline the current thinking in this regard
|Diagnosis & disease monitoring||http://www.iwmf.com/about-wm/diagnosis-disease-monitoring|
|Interacting with your medical team||http://www.iwmf.com/about-wm/diagnosis-and-disease-monitoring/interacting-your-medical-team|
|LIVING WITH WM||http://www.iwmf.com/about-wm/living-wm|
|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS||http://www.iwmf.com/about-wm/faq|
|GLOSSARY OF TERMS||http://www.iwmf.com/about-wm/glossary-terms|
|You may order an IWMF Patient Info Pak and you can also download several of IWMF publications|