What is Multiple Myeloma?

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What is Multiple Myeloma?
heart Multiple myeloma is the second most common hematologic malignancy in the world1
1.5x Men are 1.5x more likely to develop multiple myeloma than women1
130K Each year there are more than 130,000 new diagnoses of multiple myeloma worldwide2
lungs This disease is most frequently diagnosed in people between 65 –74 years old2
1SOURCE: https://www.myeloma.org/what-is-multiple-myeloma
2SOURCE: https://mam.myeloma.org/learn-more-about-multiple-myeloma
heart Shortness of breath or evidence of heart or kidney failure
nervous system Nervous system disorders
kidneys Persistent tiredness due to anemia or kidney failure
lungs Recurrent unexplained infections, such as pneumonia (lungs)
bone Bone pain that is persistent or recurrent, and fractures
3SOURCE: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/multiple-myeloma/detection-diagnosis-staging/signs-symptoms.html
Last modified: May 10, 2022