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Is there a cure for multiple myeloma?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

However, remission is possible in many cases and many patients can live fairly normal lives for quite some time with the many new advances in this disease.

In brief: No

However, remission is possible in many cases and many patients can live fairly normal lives for quite some time with the many new advances in this disease.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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 2009 - curability of multiple myeloma - delasalle et al.) "conclusions: assuming that prolonged cr for more than 10 years translates into potential cure, we calculated a "cure fraction" of 2% for patients treated between 1987 -1997.".

In brief: 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 2009 - curability of multiple myeloma - delasalle et al.) "conclusions: assuming that prolonged cr for more than 10 years translates into potential cure, we calculated a "cure fraction" of 2% for patients treated between 1987 -1997.".
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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