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the science of MM
can get complicated

While there is a lot of helpful information out there, reading about multiple myeloma (MM) can still feel overwhelming. Sometimes, the best way to learn is to see what has worked for others.

Multiple Myeloma Told True Stories


Meet the people behind the story


has been living with MM for over a decade. What began as a lingering pain in his rib cage turned into the diagnosis that would alter the course of his life forever.



is a painter and educator. He has an eye for bringing elements of his subject's life into their portrait.

I tend to be the type of person who wants to have a little bit more knowledge about MM. And so I study it.


Living with MM since 2011

How you can take an active role in treatment

Lee is an expert in MM because he lives with it every day—his firsthand experience is the most valuable form of education there is. MM can be a long road of remission and relapses. Lee is able to empower himself by learning as much as he can about the science of MM.

How Lee approaches his MM
Learn the lingo

Lee knows the terminology so he can have a more informed dialogue with his doctor.

Understand the science

He reads up on how MM works to get a better idea of what’s going on inside his body.

Stay connected

Lee keeps up to date on new treatments and leans on his care partner when he needs more help.

Take your MM knowledge to the next level

When it comes to your body, you’re already the expert. In this section, you’ll find tools that
can help you clearly describe what you’re feeling with your healthcare team.

Commonly Used Terms

Master the definitions you’ll need to know when researching MM. Learn the language.

How Myeloma Cells Develop

Get more information about how MM develops in the body. Discover more details.

Treatment Considerations

Explore current and developing treatments for MM. Learn about your options.

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