I was diagnosed almost seven years ago with iga multiple myeloma. I was told at the time that life expectancy was from two to five years. I Was harvested for an ASCT but one of the chromasone tests indicated 4;14 positive. patients with this condition typically go out of remission sooner than standard risk patients. I was fortunate to be accepted on a clinical trial mainly taking velcade and dexamethasone. It worked very well for me as I kept in complete remission for 47 months. I have slipped out remission almost ten months ago but am being treated sucessfully with revlimid. I guess what my story tells us is that patients can do better than the averages. The seven years that I have lived has allowed great steps forward in the treatment of multiple myeloma. Keep up the fight.

– Verne S. 

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