What Are the Key Statistics About Multiple Myeloma?
Multiple myeloma is a relatively uncommon cancer. In the United States, the lifetime risk of getting multiple myeloma is 1 in 143 (0.7%).
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for multiple myeloma in the United States for 2017 are:
- About 30,280 new cases will be diagnosed (17,490 in men and 12,790 in women).
- About 12,590 deaths are expected to occur (6,660 in men and 5,930 in women).
Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.
Last Medical Review: May 22, 2014 Last Revised: January 6, 2017