Adriena Sakalová, Mikuláš Hrubiško†, Martin Mistrík, Zdenka Štefániková, Katarína Masárová, Mikuláš Hrubiško, Angelika Bátorová, Slávka Gažová, Jana Prümmerová†, Irena Chabroňová†, Eva Bojtárová, Dagmar Holomáňová, Katarína Weiglová, Zdenka Konečná, Pavel Kotouček, Eva Demečková, Tomáš Lipšic, Miroslav Hrianka a kolektív
The paper provides information about the history of diagnostics and treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM)
in relation to the 50th anniversary of the treatment centre for patients with the MM at the Clinic of Haematology and
Transfusiology, University Hospital in Bratislava. This malignant disease of plasmatic cells is characteristic with a latent
asymptomatic phase, with prevalence in the age group > 50 years, unfavourable prognosis with a survival of only about
3-5 years. A systematic care of the patients with MM has been established in Slovakia in the 2nd half of the 20th century.
Parameters of early diagnostics and treatment have been followed in the group of 1010 patients treated in our institution
in the years 1965 – 2014. Median survival according to the disease stage and the results of overall survival above
10 years have been analysed retrospectively. We have achieved a significant improvement of survival with 13‑20% of
long-time survivors > 10 years, what is fully in agreement with the contemporary results of centres from abroad.