“Doctor…How long… do I have?” Just Don’t Ask…
My high school statistics teacher taught me the saying “there are lies, damn lies and statistics.” But not even Ms. Schindler could prepare me for the challenges I faced trying to understand Multiple Myeloma Overall Survival Statistics.
The short answer, according to the American Cancer Society, is 3-5 years depending on your stage at diagnosis. Put another way, The 5-year survival rate for people with multiple myeloma is 47%. Your challenge is to figure out how your individual situation effects this average. I will list a few “confounding factors” below.
- How does age affect overall myeloma survival?
- How does the genetic variation of your MM effect your survival?
- How does the underreporting of MM deaths affect your survival?
And if all of the above issues aren’t enough to chase you away from trying to figure out how long you may live, don’t forget who is writing this blog post. I was diagnosed in 1994, was told I was end-stage in ’97, reached complete remission in 1999 by taking a quack cancer therapy followed by living an evidence-based, non-toxic, anti-MM regimen through nutrition, supplementation, bone health, lifestyle and mind-body therapies!
Whether you are debating treatment options, currently undergoing treatment and experiencing painful side effects, or trying to figure out how to stay in remission, I want to share what I’ve learned from 22 years of full remission from Multiple Myeloma.
Join me in just a few minutes for a FREE webinar where we will:
Identify the side effects– both short and long term– specific to your chemotherapy or radiation regimen.
Learn about what integrative therapies are and how you can use them to optimize the efficacy of your specific chemotherapy while healing short term and long term side effects.
Go over the 12 pillars of the Multiple Myeloma Cancer Coaching Program and how they can help you heal.
As a part of the webinar, you will receive two of the 12 cancer coaching guides for FREE as well.
I hope you’ll join me. This information is the culmination of 22 years of my personal journey to achieve and maintain full remission from Multiple Myeloma.
I know this sounds self-serving but you really will benefit by talking to a MM Cancer Coach.
Have you been diagnosed with MM? What stage? Any symptoms? Scroll to the bottom of the page and post a question or a comment. I will reply to you ASAP.
- MM Survivor
- MM Cancer Coach
- Director PeopleBeatingCancer