Myeloma is the 17th most common cancer in the UK (2013), 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 18th in females (1% of all female cases).
In 2013, there were 5,497 new cases of myeloma in the UK: 3,142 (57%) in men and 2,355 (43%) 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, 2013
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||12.0||9.4||9.0||8.2||11.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||12.9||12.9||11.7||13.3||12.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||7.3||6.5||5.1||4.2||7.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||8.0||9.1||7.0||7.6||7.8|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||9.5||8.2||7.1||6.6||9.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||10.1||10.3||8.6||9.5||9.8|
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 2015. 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 2015. 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, February 2015. 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, March 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.