Myeloma is the 17th most common cancer in the UK (2011), accounting for around 1% of all new cases. In males, it is the 15th most common cancer (2% of the male total) and the 17th in females (1%).
In 2011, there were 4,792 new cases of myeloma in the UK: 2,660 (56%) in men and 2,132 (44%) in women, giving a male:female ratio of around 12:10.[1-4] The
Myeloma (C90), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2011
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||6.4||4.2||5.8||5.4||6.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||7.0||6.1||7.5||8.6||6.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.2||3.5||3.6||2.5||4.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||4.7||5.1||4.8||4.5||4.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||5.3||4.0||4.8||4.2||5.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||5.6||5.2||5.8||6.0||5.6|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2013. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/cancer-statistics-registrations--england--series-mb1-/index.html.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, May 2013. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/index.asp.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit on request, June 2013. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/page.cfm?orgid=242&pid=59080.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, June 2013. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/CancerData/OnlineStatistics/.