Waldenström Macroglobulinemia Facts
This fact sheet provides specific information about the diagnosis, treatment, expected outcomes as well as additional information and support resources for Waldenström macroglobulinemia. The research exploring more effective therapies for WM is ongoing and examples of new treatment studies are discussed in the clinical trials section of this fact sheet.
The goal of treatment for WM is to improve the quality of life of patients by relieving any symptoms caused by the disease. Patients without symptoms are generally observed (watch and wait) and do not need treatment until symptoms or complications develop. Some patients may not need treatment for years. However, patients in watch and wait need to have regular medical follow-up visits and lab tests to check for disease progression.