What are the survival rates for multiple myeloma (MM)?

Updated: Jul 15, 2019
  • Author: Dhaval Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The prognosis by treatment is as follows:

  • Conventional therapy: Overall survival is approximately 3 years, and event-free survival is less than 2 years.
  • High-dose chemotherapy with stem-cell transplantation: The overall survival rate is greater than 50% at 5 years.

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