Multiple Myeloma Overview

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What Is Multiple Myeloma? TOPICS

How many people get multiple myeloma?

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

  • About 26,850 new cases of multiple myeloma
  • About 11,240 deaths from multiple myeloma

In the United States, the lifetime risk of getting multiple myeloma is 1 in 143.

Last Medical Review: 05/22/2014
Last Revised: 06/19/2014