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Myeloma survivor, and single father of three, Oya of Philadelphia, PA won’t let anything stand in his way as he prepares his kids for another challenging school year. “Myeloma is the most prevalent blood cancer among people of African descent and it is also one of the hematologic malignancies with the greatest racial disparities,” said Oya. “This population is not only twice as likely to develop this rare and incurable cancer when compared to white Americans and other racial groups, but they are also more likely to be diagnosed at a younger age.”
Jennifer Wilson LCSW-R, has been a Sr. Information Specialist at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for 13 years. She responds to enquiries from patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals seeking information and support on blood cancers by providing accurate and up-to-date disease and treatment information, information on clinical trials, and providing financial and support resources. Jennifer is passionate about ensuring that all blood cancer patients have the information needed so that they can access the best possible care.