Multiple Myeloma Overall Survival Statistics

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“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.

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  1. How does age affect overall myeloma survival?
  2. How does the genetic variation of your MM effect your survival?
  3. 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.

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer
Posted in Multiple Myeloma, Newly Diagnosed, non-conventional therapies
2 comments on “Multiple Myeloma Overall Survival Statistics
  1. Hello David,

    I just watched your Webinar and was very impressed and thankful to you for the work you have been doing and are still doing. I am considering purchasing one of your packages. My problem is that I do so much research and look for posts for my blog now that I am trying to save some time for some of the things that I enjoyed doing before I was diagnosed.

    Please have a look at my blog: and let me know if it is ok if I post some of your material, particularly relating to matters of special interest to the elderly patients of Myeloma. Thank you.

    • David says:

      Hi Richard-

      I am sorry to learn of your MM diagnosis but you are turning a sow’s ear into a silk purse with your FB page. Yes, feel free to post any of my MM blog posts on your FB page. The mission of PBC is to demystify cancer. Education is key.

      Good luck-

      David Emerson

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