How Common Is Myeloma?
- An estimated 81,089 people in the United States are living with (or in remission from) myeloma in 2012.
- About 21,700 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with myeloma in 2012.
- Myeloma is most common in people aged 50 and older.
- Blacks have more than twice the incidence rate of myeloma than whites.
- Asian Americans are much less likely to be diagnosed with myeloma than whites are.
- The chance of getting myeloma increases in people aged 40 years and older. However, people can develop myeloma at any age.
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Monday, April 22, 2013