This is Dr. David
if his blood counts continue to drop, he may benefit from some treatment like steroids or bone marrow stimulating agents to help his marrow make more blood cells
he needs blood and urine protein electrophoresis to check on his M protein levels from his multiple myeloma.
he needs a bone marrow biopsy to see how much of his bone marrow is filled with cancerous plasma cells.
if his bone marrow is being crowded out with cancerous plasma cells, then he needs treatment for his multiple myeloma to help his blood counts.
there are treatments for MM like Revlimid and steroids which can help his MM
if he has bone pain from his MM, he can get radiation therapy which can help decrease his pain.
every patient with MM and MDS are different and survival rates and life expectancies are all different and impossible to predict.
I don't even tell my own cancer patients how long they will live for because this is often unknown
let me know if you have questions.