March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. Here are some risk factors and statistics related to the disease.
In 2017, an estimated 30,280 new cases of multiple myeloma will be diagnosed, including 17,490 men and 12,790 women.
Multiple myeloma is more than twice as common in African Americans as in white Americans.
People who have a sibling or parent with multiple myeloma are 4 times more likely to have the disease.
This disease is the second most common blood cancer in the world.
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