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multiple myeloma life expectancy after stem cell transplant

A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Relapse: Or disease being active again. Make sure the goals of therapy as to palliative/ curative are clear and getting involved a palliative care physician at ... Read More

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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yamil Bulos Garcia
Specializes in Medicina Estética
Yes: Unfortunatelly, chances of cancer relapse are extremelly high; and Mulitple Mylema does share this kinf of lets say personality; but good news its tha ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: The side effects of autologous stem cell transplant are mostly from chemotherapy rather than the stem cell transplant. Hair loss is a know side effect ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Myeloma : There are many things that go into predicting life expectancy of somebody with myeloma who has an autologous stem cell transplant. The rough estimate ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Rarely: If it is an allogeneic or unrelated stem cell tranplant, there is a small chance.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: Autologous stem cells transplants (from yourself as donor when in near remission) result in improved progression free survival and probably overall su ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Goggins
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: This is a very difficult question today because every situation with myeloma is different. We do not double transplant all myeloma patients like we ha ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivan Ip
Dr. Ivan Ip answered
12 years experience Hospital-based practice
Try this link: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-multiple-myeloma.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Goggins
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Years: This really varies depending most importantly on the chromosome abnormalities. Patients with this diagnosis are living longer, whereas previously many ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Improving: The historical (eg iss-based) myeloma life expectancies quoted are old news. Myeloma treatments are rapidly improving. It is still a bad disease that ... Read More

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