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City Hall raises flag for Myeloma to help raise awareness

Lethbridge City Hall is helping to bring awareness to myeloma by raising it’s flag on Monday.

Myeloma is the second most common blood cancer, with 11 Canadians diagnosed a day according to statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society. In 2022, over 4,000 Canadians were diagnosed with myeloma.

Some of the signs of myeloma can often be mistaken for other conditions, as the disease can vary from person to person. Most common signs can be bone pain, anemia, extreme fatigue, recurring infections, or kidney infections.

In most cases, myeloma can be a delayed diagnosis and take a few visits to a physician before treatment can be started. These treatment options depend on various factors like age, overall health, prognosis, and treatment accessibility. Those diagnosed are most commonly in their mid-60’s however it can be found in people over 30 up to their 80’s.

Those who are interested in more information about myeloma, or are interested the support can send an email to [email protected].

On March 1st, City Hall also lit up red to help bring awareness to the disease.

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