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