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Prevalence and Incidence of Multiple Myeloma

Prevalance of Multiple Myeloma:

about 63,000 people affected by multiple myeloma ("Orphan Products: Hope for People With Rare Diseases", By Carol Rados, FDA Consumer magazine, November-December 2003 Issue) ... see also overview of Multiple Myeloma.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 4,317 or 0.02% or 63,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "about 63,000 people affected by multiple myeloma ("Orphan Products: Hope for People With Rare Diseases", By Carol Rados, FDA Consumer magazine, November-December 2003 Issue)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Multiple Myeloma: Rare Disease

Multiple Myeloma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Multiple Myeloma, or a subtype of Multiple Myeloma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Multiple Myeloma as a "rare disease". More information about Multiple Myeloma is available from Orphanet

Incidence (annual) of Multiple Myeloma:

14,600 annual cases of multiple myeloma in USA (SEER 2002 estimate) ... see also overview of Multiple Myeloma.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 18,630 or 0.01% or 14,600 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "14,600 annual cases of multiple myeloma in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Multiple Myeloma:

14,599 per year, 1,216 per month, 280 per week, 39 per day, 1 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "14,600 annual cases of multiple myeloma in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence of Multiple Myeloma:

Each year, nearly 13,000 people in the United States learn that they have multiple myeloma . (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Multiple Myeloma: NCI)

Incidence statistics for Multiple Myeloma:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Multiple Myeloma:

  • 15,270 new cases for multiple myeloma in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 8,090 new male cases for multiple myeloma in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 7,180 new female cases for multiple myeloma in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Nearly 13,000 annual cases in the United States (NCI)
  • 290 new cases for multiple myeloma in men in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • more statistics...»

Death statistics for Multiple Myeloma:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Multiple Myeloma:

  • 11,070 estimated deaths for multiple myeloma in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 5,430 estimated male deaths for multiple myeloma in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 5,640 estimated female deaths for multiple myeloma in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 670 deaths in men for multiple myeloma in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 580 deaths in women for multiple myeloma in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 3 per 100,000 deaths in women for multiple myeloma in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 4 per 100,000 deaths in men for multiple myeloma in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
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More Statistics about Multiple Myeloma:

  • Deaths and related statistics
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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Multiple Myeloma usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Multiple Myeloma at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Multiple Myeloma refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Multiple Myeloma diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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