Myeloma is the 17th most common cancer in the UK (2012), accounting for around 1% of all new cases. In males, it is the 15th most common cancer (2% of all male cases) and the 18th in females (1% of all female cases).
In 2012, there were 4,934 new cases of myeloma in the UK: 2,772 (56%) in men and 2,162 (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, 2012
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||10.6||8.0||8.6||7.6||10.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||11.5||11.3||11.3||12.5||11.3|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||6.8||4.9||5.8||4.5||6.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||7.4||7.2||7.8||7.9||7.3|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||8.6||6.7||7.3||6.5||8.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||9.1||8.7||8.9||9.4||9.0|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
ASR calculated with ESP2013. Not comparable with ASRs calculated with ESP1976.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2014. 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, April 2014. 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, April 2014. 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 2014. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.