Quiz: Multiple Myeloma Incidence in 2017

September 1, 2017

How many people this year are expected to be diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the United States? And how does the rate of incidence differ between black patients and white patients, or between men and women? Test your knowledge on multiple myeloma in our latest quiz.

How many people this year are expected to be diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the United States? And how does the rate of incidence differ between black patients and white patients, or between men and women? Test your knowledge on multiple myeloma in our latest quiz.

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B.False

Multiple myeloma is more common in men than in women.

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D. 30,280

This year, according to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that 17,490 men and 12,790 women will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

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C. 12,590

This year it is estimated that 6,660 men and 5,930 women with multiple myeloma will die from their disease, according to the American Cancer Society.

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A. True

According to one study, 14.8 black men and 10.5 black women per every 100,000 are diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the United States compared with 7.2 white men and 4.3 white women per every 100,000.