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Multiple Myeloma

March is multiple myeloma month. Check out our slideshow on this cancer type.
Web Exclusives – March 28, 2017

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    March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. Here are some risk factors and statistics related to the disease.

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    In 2017, an estimated 30,280 new cases of multiple myeloma will be diagnosed, including 17,490 men and 12,790 women.

    Source: The American Cancer Society
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    Multiple myeloma is more than twice as common in African Americans as in white Americans.

    Source: The American Cancer Society
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    People who have a sibling or parent with multiple myeloma are 4 times more likely to have the disease.

    Source: The American Cancer Society
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    This disease is the second most common blood cancer in the world.

    Source: International Myeloma Foundation
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    To read more about multiple myeloma, check out our articles here.  

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