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Multiple Myeloma Quick Facts

Multiple myeloma, also known as myeloma, is a hematologic cancer, or cancer of the blood. It is the second most common blood cancer, after non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and represents approximately 1 percent of all cancers in white individuals and 2 percent of all cancers in black individuals. The American Cancer Society estimates that 21,700 new cases of multiple myeloma will be diagnosed in 2012. The number of cases of myeloma reported at a particular time (the prevalence) varies according to gender, age, and race/ethnicity. Multiple myeloma is more common among men than women and occurs more frequently with increasing age.

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