Hi, I am not sure if the SCT is the only way to prolong life. From what I understand it is one of the best ways to get people with MM into long term remission. I had mine in January of this year and so far I am still in remission. Everyone reacts differently and MM is a peculiar disease with so many variables. It also depends on your age and general health. There are many factors that way in so I would make sure an MM specialist is on your team for sure. I just read yesterday that with this disease it’s not a question of winning, but rather being in a tie score with MM. SCTs increase the odds of a long term tie. Good luck and please keep us posted. We are here for you!
I had a SCT in August 2017 and have been in remission since about 2018. It’s so different for everyone and you need to really go over all your options with your dr. I’m very glad I did mine and my results have been wonderful for me.
You could also look at clinical trials. There are drug options for people that don't qualify for a transplant. There is Car T therapy as well. Like Didi said, transplant is still the standard of care for people that qualify. And you need a myeloma specialist for sure
I was on this regiment and it worked well for me. Good luck! Please let us know how you are.
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