Therapy And Survival

Treatment and response to therapy in patients with IgD myeloma is similar to that in patients with myeloma of other immunologic types.879095 In several series, the median duration of survival of patients with IgD myeloma ranged from 12 to 17 months.84,87,88,91 Fahey et al.95 reported a median duration of 2 years in 15 patients. In the Mayo Clinic series of 53 patients, the median duration of survival was 21 months, but for the 26 patients in whom the diagnosis was made after 1980 the median survival was 31 months.90 Three patients in that series survived for more than 10 years, and one of them was considered to have been cured.96

0 0

Post a comment