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 2016 are:
- About 30,330 new cases will be diagnosed (17,900 in men and 12,430 in women).
- About 12,650 deaths are expected to occur (6,430 in men and 6,220 in women).
Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.
Last Medical Review: 05/22/2014
Last Revised: 01/19/2016