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Cancer Statistics

Multiple Myeloma

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Multiple Myeloma

Data analyses and reports

Below are the most recently updated data. Please note:

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Multiple myeloma and malignant plasma cell neoplasms: ICD-10 C90

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [928KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [170KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [765KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [187KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Survival:

Survival Download Excel file [33KB] (by age and sex) at 1, 3, 5 and 10 years after diagnosis (1987 onwards)

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [50KB]

Lifetime risk:

Lifetime risk Download Excel file [47KB] of cancer by age and sex

Deprivation:

Incidence, mortality and survival by deprivation category Download Excel file [29KB]

Summary statistics for multiple myelomas

Scotland Males Females Persons
Rank - incidence (2015) 14 18 17
Rank - mortality (2015) 14 17 16
Percentage frequency of all cancers - incidence (2015) 1.8% 1.2% 1.5%
Percentage frequency of all cancers - mortality (2015) 2.0% 1.4% 1.7%
Number of new cases diagnosed in 2015 280 193 473
Number of deaths recorded in 2015 164 109 273
Change in incidence from 2005 to 2015 +7.2% -7.2% -1.4%
Change in mortality from 2005 to 2015 +6.0% -18.1% -4.2%
1 year relative survival for patients diagnosed between 2007 and 2011 76.8% 74.2% 75.5%
5 year relative survival for patients diagnosed between 2007 and 2011 51.9% 43.0% 47.7%

Notes:
1. Survival figures are not age standardised.
2. Change in incidence and mortality is estimated by Poisson regression.

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