Multiple myeloma statistics
To provide the most current cancer statistics, researchers use statistical methods to estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.
Incidence and mortality
Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.
It is estimated that in 2013:
- 2,500 Canadians will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
- 1,350 Canadians will die from multiple myeloma.
- 1,400 men will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma and 730 will die from it.
- 1,100 women will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma and 620 will die from it.
Chances (probability) of developing or dying from multiple myeloma
Based on 2007 estimates:
- About 1 in 131 Canadian men is expected to develop multiple myeloma during his lifetime and 1 in 205 will die from it.
- About 1 in 157 Canadian women is expected to develop multiple myeloma during her lifetime and 1 in 247 will die from it.
For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.