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Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation of Canada (WMFC)

WMFC is the only Canadian Charitable organization dedicated solely to the Support, Education and Research for a Cure of WM.

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A diagnosis of WM, a rare type of cancer may cause fear, anxiety or uncertainty.  Having a rare cancer may make you feel like you’re all alone.  But you’re not!

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Latest Canadian WM Information

Got something relevant to Canadian WMers?  Provincial or national, we’d like to include it.  Send us a note!

  • As we reported in our earlier post here, Canadian efforts in CAR-T therapy are progressing.  Although it is not WM directly, here’s a report of one of about 20 Canadians to have undergone the procedure so far: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/car-t-cell-therapy-canadian-patient-in-landmark-trial-shares-his-story-1.5656172.

  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) has organized a series of presentations from November 22-26.  Topics include sleep, the emotional toll of cancer, sexuality, nutrition and well-being.  “Unexpectedly pausing some of your life goals as you confront a blood cancer diagnosis may cause you a great deal of worry.  When you’re in or out of treatment, or navigating a chronic blood cancer, taking care of your health and well-being are especially important.”   Go to https://www.llscanada.org/events/living-well-blood-cancer and click on the individual title to register for a particular talk.

  • Dr. Sophie Lebel, an Ottawa-based clinician and researcher presented an excellent webinar, organized by Lymphoma Canada, entitled Fear of Disease Recurrence and Management Strategies.  She reported that 50% of cancer patients and their family caregivers reported fear of recurrence as a significant issue.  She and her colleagues have developed a programme called FORT — Fear of Recurrence Therapy — to help people develop coping strategies.  Her 45-minute presentation and Q&A can be found here: https://www.lymphoma.ca/fear-of-recurrence-information-for-lymphoma-patients-and-management-techniques/

  • See our post (from Lymphoma Canada) providing links to statements from all Canadian provinces and territories on their recommendations for Covid vaccines for Lymphoma patients.  Go right to the source for your province / territory!

  • NCT04624906, the only Canadian trial specifically for WM patients, a.k.a. the BRAWM trial led by Dr. Berinstein, is now accepting patients not just at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, but also at the Vancouver General Hospital, the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, and The Ottawa Hospital.

Have you missed some of our older posts in this section?  They are short, and they come and go quickly!!  To check up on what you’ve missed, you can look at our collection of small posts, here.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

British Columbia Support Group Meeting

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST

British Columbia Support Group Meeting

January 19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST

Toronto / Southern Ontario Support Group Meeting

January 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Oakville-Niagara Falls Support Group Meeting

February 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

British Columbia Support Group Meeting

February 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST

Eastern Ontario Support Group Meeting

February 17, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

British Columbia Support Group Meeting

March 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Toronto / Southern Ontario Support Group Meeting

March 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Oakville-Niagara Falls Support Group Meeting

April 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

British Columbia Support Group Meeting

April 20, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

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