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Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

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Program Status

Open - We are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funding immediately.


Assistance Amount

$5,000 per year. Patients may apply for a second grant during their eligibility period subject to availability of funding.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The patient must be getting treatment for Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia.
  2. The patient must have Medicare health insurance that covers his or her qualifying medication or product. 
  3. The patient’s medication or product must be listed on PAN’s list of covered medications.
  4. The patient’s income must fall at or below  500% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  5. The patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States or U.S. territories. (U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.)
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  • Afinitor (everolimus)
  • Arzerra (ofatumumab)
  • Belrapzo (bendamustine hcl)
  • Bendamustine Hcl (bendamustine hcl)
  • Bendeka (bendamustine hcl)
  • Bortezomib (bortezomib)
  • Cladribine (cladribine)
  • Cyclophosphamide (cyclophosphamide)
  • Decadron (dexamethasone)
  • Deltasone (prednisone)
  • Dexamethasone Acetate La (dexamethasone acetate in sodium chloride, iso-osmotic)
  • Dexamethasone Acetate-sod Phos (dexamethasone acetate and sodium phosphate in sterile water)
  • Dexamethasone Intensol (dexamethasone)
  • Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (dexamethasone sodium phosphate)
  • Dexamethasone-0.9% Nacl (dexamethasone sodium phosphate in 0.9 % sodium chloride)
  • Everolimus (everolimus)
  • Fludarabine Phosphate (fludarabine phosphate)
  • Imbruvica (ibrutinib)
  • Kyprolis (carfilzomib)
  • Leukeran (chlorambucil)
  • Lidocidex-i (dexamethasone sodium phosphate/lidocaine hcl)
  • Millipred (prednisolone)
  • Millipred (prednisolone sodium phosphate)
  • Orapred Odt (prednisolone sodium phosphate)
  • Pediapred (prednisolone sodium phosphate)
  • Prednisolone (prednisolone)
  • Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate (prednisolone sodium phosphate)
  • Prednisone (prednisone)
  • Rayos (prednisone)
  • Readysharp Dexamethasone (dexamethasone sodium phosphate)
  • Rituxan (rituximab)
  • Rituxan Hycela (rituximab/hyaluronidase, human recombinant)
  • Thalomid (thalidomide)
  • Treanda (bendamustine hcl)
  • Velcade (bortezomib)
  • Veripred 20 (prednisolone sodium phosphate)

Diagnosis Codes:

ICD-10: C88.0


About the Disease:

Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM), also known as, lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma, is a type of blood cancer that originates in the lymphatic system and is characterized by an excess of abnormal white blood cells and proteins called immunoglobulins. WM is a subtype of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and affects the circulatory system.


Source: National Institutes of Health