How long have I got, doctor?

A: Older studies quote 5 years as a median survival time. This is outdated. Firstly diagnosis now takes place earlier and at a younger age and secondly treatment effectiveness has advanced with increasing speed in the last 10 years. 

7-10 years would be more realistic Many newly diagnosed patients may now expect to die with WM, and not of it!  Some of our patients have had WM for 30 years.