Can you live longer than 5 years with multiple myeloma?
5-year relative survival rates for myeloma.
|SEER stage||5-year relative survival rate|
|Distant (multiple myeloma)||55%|
|All SEER stages combined||56%|
What percentage of people survive multiple myeloma? The overall 5-year survival rate for people with multiple myeloma in the United States is 55%. For the 4% of people who are diagnosed at an early stage, the 5-year survival rate is over 77%. If the cancer has spread to a distant part of the body, the 5-year survival rate is over 54%.
Can you live a long life with multiple myeloma? Apart from ongoing monitoring, most myeloma patients are able to live fairly normal lives, with few restrictions on low-impact exercise and other activity.
Can you go into remission with myeloma? While multiple myeloma doesn’t have a cure, up to 90 percent of people with multiple myeloma respond well to treatment and can have an extended period of time where the cancer symptoms improve, known as remission.