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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Myeloma

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Myeloma

The information below shows a list of types of Myeloma, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Multiple Myeloma approx 1 in 4,317 or 0.02% or 63,000 people in USA 63,000 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)
Giant cell myeloma N/A N/A No information

Prevalence Statistics for Myeloma

Prevelance statistics about Myeloma:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Myeloma:

  • 78,000 to 100,000 people have myeloma in the US (International Myeloma Foundation)

Types of Myeloma

For more information about types of Myeloma, refer to our section on types of Myeloma.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Myeloma usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Myeloma at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Myeloma is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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