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What is the typical life span of people with myeloma?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Variabe

In recent years there have been significant strides in the treatment of myeloma which have resulted in a significant prolongation of survival.
There are now many long term survivors (5 yrs or more) although we don't believe the disease is truly curable at this point.

In brief: Variabe

In recent years there have been significant strides in the treatment of myeloma which have resulted in a significant prolongation of survival.
There are now many long term survivors (5 yrs or more) although we don't believe the disease is truly curable at this point.
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. Stephen Noga
With the new targeted drugs in multiple myeloma, many oncologists are approaching myeloma as a chronic disease that is eventually fatal, but a good quality of life can be achieved in many cases for quite a few years
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Variable

It depends on factors such as stage of disease, chromosome changes and other medical problems.
Age may also impact survival as older patients may not be candidates for a stem cell transplant but the average is probably around 5-6 years. People surviving 10 or more years is not uncommon.

In brief: Variable

It depends on factors such as stage of disease, chromosome changes and other medical problems.
Age may also impact survival as older patients may not be candidates for a stem cell transplant but the average is probably around 5-6 years. People surviving 10 or more years is not uncommon.
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