How Common Is Myeloma?
- About 2,500 people in Canada are expected to be diagnosed with myeloma in 2013.
- Myeloma is most common in people aged 50 and older.
- People of African descent are twice as likely to be diagnosed with myeloma than caucasians.
- People of Asian descent are much less likely to be diagnosed with myeloma than caucasians.
The chance of getting myeloma increases in people aged 40 years and older. However, people can develop myeloma at any age.
Statistical Information from: Canadian Cancer Society's Steering Committee: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2013. Toronto: Canadian Cancer Society, 2013.