- Developing a bone marrow cancer is considered a lifetime risk.
- There is a 30% probability for African-Americans to develop cancer in their lifetime compared to whites.
- Most cancers can be treated if diagnosed at an early stage.
- The bone marrow cancer prognosis depends on several factors such as the severity of the cancer cells’ damage to the body or the stage of the cancer, the patient’s age, overall health condition, and the kind of treatment being used on the patient.
Life Expectancy of People with Bone Marrow Cancer
- The bone marrow cancer survival rate is slim, but with the advent of medicine and stem cell transplantation, the survival rates have increased.
- Based on a study, the bone marrow cancer life expectancy rate have elevated from 28.8 to 34.7 percent based on a five-year study period.
- The ten year survival rate for multiple myeloma bone cancer increased from 11.1 to 17.4 percent.
Bone Marrow Cancer Treatment
- Radiation therapy
- Hormone therapy
- Bone marrow transplants
- Treatment using naturopathic medicine
- Nutrition therapy
- Spiritual counseling
Also see Warning Signs of Cancer
- Watch your weight.
- Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Have a regular exercise.
- Quit smoking.
- Avoid second-hand smoke.
- Cut off your red meat and animal fats consumption.
- Have a healthy and active lifestyle.
- Limit your alcohol intake.
- Do not go under the sun from 11am to 3 pm to avoid the harmful UV rays.
Also see Stomach Cancer Survival Rate