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 143 (0.7%).

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for multiple myeloma in the United States for 2015 are:

  • About 26,850 new cases will be diagnosed (14,090 in men and 12,760 in women).
  • About 11,240 deaths are expected to occur (6,240 in men and 5,000 in women).

Last Medical Review: 05/22/2014
Last Revised: 03/09/2015