Research has been able to increase both our understanding of the genetics of myeloma and the underlying disease process. This has resulted in the development of new approaches to treating myeloma and new therapies.
Although there is still no absolute “cure” for myeloma, a growing number of patients with active myeloma are living ten or more years after diagnosis. We are also getting better at treating the complications of myeloma, giving people with the disease the best possible quality of life for the longest time possible.
(all of the above taken from the “Multiple Myeloma Patient Handbook” published 2007)
So, here’s how we look at it—-ten years from now, research and treatment can only be better!