Multiple Myeloma

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What Is Multiple Myeloma? TOPICS

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 149 (0.67%).

The American Cancer Society's estimates for multiple myeloma in the United States for 2014 are:

  • About 24,050 new cases will be diagnosed (13,500 in men and 10,550 in women).
  • About 11,090 deaths are expected to occur (6,110 in men and 4,980 in women).

Last Medical Review: 01/15/2013
Last Revised: 02/12/2013