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What is the life expectancy of people with multiple myeloma

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
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Much better now: With all the new targeted drugs for myeloma and several to come, patients live many more years. Some have said this cancer is now more like a chronic ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends on heart: The light chain deposition disease is unlikely to affect survival. In fact a review of myeloma and kidney failure published last year demonstrated n ... Read More
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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 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Need mor einfo: Myeloma has many treatment variations. Most younger patients(such as you) are treated with chemotherapy followed by bone marrow transplant(autologous ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
None: No symptoms by definition. Smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) is asymptomatic. If it is "symptomatic" then it is (symptomatic) multiple myeloma (MM). ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Family, blacks: Old report (2003): myeloma and race: a review of the literature. Benjamin m, reddy s, brawley ow. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12716040 "... Inc ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Not: Myeloma is not considered a disease of teenagers. The typical patient is over 40.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: No.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Maybe: Conventionally we call myeloma an incurable cancer. However we are seeing survival rates increasing. Now pts out 10 years are not that uncommon (ash ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
1 day hopefully not: One day, i'd like to quit saying that multiple myeloma is incurable disease, we have so many medication- biological chemo, transplantation that we can ... Read More
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