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 132 (0.76%).
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for multiple myeloma in the United States for 2019 are:
- About 32,110 new cases will be diagnosed (18,130 in men and 13,980 in women).
- About 12,960 deaths are expected to occur (6,990 in men and 5,970 in women).
Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.
American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2019. Atlanta, Ga: American Cancer Society; 2019.
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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 Medical Review: February 28, 2018 Last Revised: January 9, 2019