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Multiple Myeloma

ANNECLAIRE J. DE ROOS, DALSU BARIS, NOEL S. WEISS and LISA J. HERRINTON

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0047
Multiple Myeloma

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Myeloma presently accounts for almost 10% of all hematologic malignancies and 1% of cancer deaths in Western countries. Although myeloma is a rare malignancy, there is relatively high mortality, with a five-year survival of 28%. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of myeloma. Topics covered include classification, incidence and mortality, host factors, and environmental factors.

Keywords: myeloma; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention; hematologic malignancies

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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