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 2014:
- 2,600 Canadians will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
- 1,400 Canadians will die from multiple myeloma.
- 1,450 men will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma and 750 will die from it.
- 1,100 women will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma and 630 will die from it.
Chances (probability) of developing or dying from multiple myeloma
Based on 2009 estimates:
- About 1 in 123 Canadian men is expected to develop multiple myeloma during his lifetime and 1 in 188 will die from it.
- About 1 in 159 Canadian women is expected to develop multiple myeloma during her lifetime and 1 in 231 will die from it.
For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.