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Welcome to the WM community

Welcome to the WM community!  - a small,caring and unusually friendly place.  WMUK is an unique charitable partnership between Waldenström's Macroblobulinemia  patients, carers, specialist doctors and nurses.   We receive no government support, nobody is paid and we rely solely on your donations.

We work with you to provide information, support and events including an annual London forum .  We lobby for the best possible treatment for this rare non-Hodgkin lymphoma throughout the UK, which affects up to 4000 people and are dedicated to looking ahead for potential new treatments and needs of patients and their carers.  

We work closely with overseas WM organisations including the IWMF in the USA and the European WM network to share the latest information about WM.  We have doctors and patients as trustees and an active medical advisory board of the most experienced  UK WM doctors. 

WM is a rare, slow moving (indolent) blood cancer caused by genetic changes in the B cells (Lymphocytes) of the blood.  It disproportionately affects older people and men have higher rates.  It is sometimes described as LPL- a lymphoproliferative disease. It is treatable, but not yet curable - but watch this space!

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  • 8 per million diagnosed each year
  • Roughly 400 per year in UK
  • 5 men to every 3 women