Standard screening test: NONE

  • An estimated 2700 new cases of myeloma were diagnosed in Canada in 2015.
  • The number of new cases in 2028–2032 are projected to be highest in the four major cancer types – prostate, lung, colorectal and breast. However, aside from prostate cancer, the percentage change in new cases compared to 2003–2007 is expected to be greatest for many of the less common cancer types such as liver (162% increase), thyroid (144%), multiple myeloma (110%), pancreas (99%) and leukemia (94%).

Additional facts & information:

5 Year Survival

  • Stage 0 – N/A
  • Stages 1&2 – 70%
  • Stage 3 – 47%
  • Stage 4 – N/A

About 95% of cases are diagnosed late at stage 3 or stage 4.