Myeloma is the 19th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 2% of all new cancer cases (2015).[1-4]
In males in the UK, myeloma is the 16th most common cancer (2% of all new male cancer cases). In females in the UK it is the 19th most common cancer (1% of all new female cancer cases).
58% of myeloma cases in the UK are in males, and 42% are in females.
Myeloma incidence rates (
Myeloma (C90), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||11.4||11.1||8.8||8.6||11.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||12.3||14.0||12.2||13.6||12.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||6.9||5.9||6.6||5.8||6.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||7.5||7.9||9.3||9.5||7.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||9.0||8.5||8.1||7.8||9.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||9.5||10.1||10.2||10.8||9.5|
For myeloma, there are few established risk factors therefore differences between countries largely reflect differences in diagnosis and data recording.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, August 2017. 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, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2015, ICD-10 C90.