Prognosis of Multiple Myeloma

The prognosis of Multiple Myeloma will depend on the stage of the disease and the age of the patient. Some cases of the cancer may be very aggressive whereas others may take several years for the symptoms to get worse. The treatments of multiple myeloma such as chemotherapy and transplants also have their own set of side effects and complications. Problems such as kidney failure, bone fractures, infections like pneumonia, and paralysis due to spinal cord compression or a tumor can halt the recovery process and prevent proper healing as well.