Myeloma Survival Rates

Multiple myeloma prognosis depends on the stage of the disease when it was diagnosed. Approximately, the median survival is:

  • 62 months for stage 1
  • 45 months for stage 2
  • 29 months for stages 3

In addition, the prognosis differs from one race to another. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the overall 5-year relative survival rate for 1999-2005 from 17 SEER geographic areas was 37.1%. Five-year relative survival rates by race and sex were:

  • 38.6% for white men;
  • 34.9% for white women;
  • 36.0% for black men;
  • 37.2% for black women. 

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