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 2017 are:

  • About 30,280 new cases will be diagnosed (17,490 in men and 12,790 in women).
  • About 12,590 deaths are expected to occur (6,660 in men and 5,930 in women).

Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.

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Last Medical Review: May 22, 2014 Last Revised: January 6, 2017

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