Unfortunately, life expectancy after relapse averages about nine months. Complications of multiple myeloma may include kidney insufficiency, bleeding disorders, bone problems like pathological fractures, hypercalcemia, and neurological problems (for example, spinal cord compression, intracranial plasmacytomas, and others).How deadly is multiple myeloma?
Multiple Myeloma is, for most people who have it, still a fatal disease. But it can take a long time to get you and you can be in remission or stable disease for many years and live a relatively normal life during those years. Multiple Myeloma varies greatly from one patient to another.What you should know about multiple myeloma?
What should you know about multiple myeloma? Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer related to lymphoma and leukemia. Though it can’t usually be cured, there are treatments that slow down its spread. Abeloff, M. 4th edition, Churchill Livingstone, 2008.