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Key Statistics About Multiple Myeloma

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The American Cancer Society’s estimates for multiple myeloma in the United States for 2024 are:

  • About 35,780 new cases will be diagnosed (19,520 in men and 16,260 in women).
  • About 12,540 deaths are expected to occur (7,020 in men and 5,520 in women).

In the United States, the average lifetime risk of getting multiple myeloma is about 1 in 103 for men and about 1 in 131 for women. But each person's risk might be higher or lower than this, based on their risk factors.

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

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American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2024. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2024.

Howlader N, Noone AM, Krapcho M, Miller D, Bishop K, Kosary CL, Yu M, Ruhl J, Tatalovich Z, Mariotto A, Lewis DR, Chen HS, Feuer EJ, Cronin KA (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2014, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, https://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2014/, based on November 2016 SEER data submission, posted to the SEER web site, April 2017.

SEER Lifetime Risk (Percent) of Being Diagnosed with Cancer by Site and Race/Ethnicity: Both Sexes, 18 SEER Areas, 2012-2014 (Table 1.15) National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD. Accessed at https://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2014/results_merged/topic_lifetime_risk.pdf on January 5, 2018.

Last Revised: January 19, 2024

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