Even if you have been diagnosed with either MGUS or SMM you may not have the diagnostic information about your pre-multiple myeloma to be able to determine your risk of progression to MM.
And even if you are able to determine your risk of progression to MM I believe that evidence-based, non-toxic therapies can reduce your risk of progression to MM. Please understand, I did everything my oncologist told me to do and I still relapsed and reached end-stage MM. Back in the fall of 1997. So I am cynical about conventional oncology. Especially where blood cancers are concerned.
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However, I do believe that having a thorough diagnosis and regular testing is critical for anyone diagnosed with pre-MM.
MGUS at a glance- click the illustration below:
If you do not want to “watch and wait” to see if your MGUS/SMM progresses to Multiple Myeloma please watch the short video below:
Consider MGUS Therapies such as:
“Predicting progression with current clinical risk models-
The Mayo Clinic risk stratification model for MGUS identifies 3 major risk factors for progression:
At 20 years of follow-up, absolute risk of progression for MGUS patients with 0, 1, 2, and 3 risk factors is
For SMM, risk factors for progression include
Cumulative risk of progression at 10 years for SMM patients with 1, 2, and 3 risk factors is: