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Multiple myeloma & longevity if treated?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Multiple myeloma

Medial survival in myeloma many years ago was only 1-2 years.
Nowadays, with many effective therapy such as lenalidomide, bortezomib, transplant -median survival has increased up to 7 years. Newer medications such as pomalidomide and cerfilzomib hopefully would be approved soon and more medication in pipelines are lining up - all of these would likely to increase the median survival longer.

In brief: Multiple myeloma

Medial survival in myeloma many years ago was only 1-2 years.
Nowadays, with many effective therapy such as lenalidomide, bortezomib, transplant -median survival has increased up to 7 years. Newer medications such as pomalidomide and cerfilzomib hopefully would be approved soon and more medication in pipelines are lining up - all of these would likely to increase the median survival longer.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Many years

The average survival with myeloma depends on treatment options, other medical problems, use of transplant and cytogenetic changes.
In general the average survival is in the range of 5-6 years and may be longer now with newer agents.

In brief: Many years

The average survival with myeloma depends on treatment options, other medical problems, use of transplant and cytogenetic changes.
In general the average survival is in the range of 5-6 years and may be longer now with newer agents.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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