smouldering myelomaA slowly progressive myeloma with an average survival of 10 years, which contrasts with untreated (6-month survival) and treated (3- to 5-year survival) myelomas. Indolent myeloma comprises 5% of myelomas and is often detected by routine lab tests for unrelated reasons; most patients have stage-I disease.
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indolent myelomaStable myeloma Oncology A slowly progressive myeloma with an average survival of 10 yrs, which contrasts with untreated–
6-month survival and treated myeloma–3 to 5 yr survival. See Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, Myeloma.
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