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How Common Is Myeloma?

  • An estimated 88,490 people in the United States are living with (or in remission from) myeloma.
  • About 24,050 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with myeloma in 2014.
  • The median age of diagnosis is 69 years.
  • Myeloma rarely occurs in people under age 45 years.
  • Blacks have more than twice the incidence rate of myeloma than whites.

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last updated on Friday, September 12, 2014

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