Multiple Myeloma was one of the topics covered this week on, On Point with Juandolyn Stokes. Tiffany Williams who was diagnosed with the cancer and Tricia Walker who lost her brother to the disease were guests on the show to promote the That’s My Word campaign, which was launched by Janssen Oncology to raise awareness for better health outcomes.
Williams and Walker urge the Black community to get checked. This rare blood cancer causes bone pain, back pain, fatigue, frequent infections, among other symptoms.
“It is important to know your body and listen to your body,” said Williams.
The That’s My Word.com campaign seeks to bring together trusted voices among Black communities and aims to be a source of information through resources that are specifically for Black patients and their care partners.