Myeloma is the 18th most common cancer in the UK (2014), accounting for around 2% of all new cases. In males, it is the 15th most common cancer (2% of all male cases) whilst it is the 17th in females (1% of all female cases).
In 2014, there were 5,501 new cases of myeloma in the UK: 3,072 (56%) in men and 2,429 (44%) in women, giving a male:female ratio of around 13:10.[1-4] The
Myeloma (C90), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||11.2||8.9||9.7||9.2||11.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||12.1||12.3||12.5||14.4||12.0|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||7.3||5.9||5.8||5.8||7.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||8.0||8.5||7.7||9.5||7.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||9.2||7.6||7.8||8.0||9.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||9.7||9.7||9.4||11.1||9.6|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
For myeloma, like most cancer types, differences between countries largely reflect risk factor prevalence in years past.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for: UK, 2014, ICD-10 C90