Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable haematological disease previously associated with poor prognosis and survival rates.
MM accounts for 15% of all haematologic malignancies and 2% of all malignancies. In Europe, it affects about 4 per 100,000 individuals each year. Epidemiological cancer registries are institutions for the collection, storage, processing, analysis and interpretation of data on the incidence and prevalence of cancers within defined registration areas. The data from the cancer registries also forms an indispensable basis for further studies into the assessment of early detection measures and population-based care of tumour patient. MM – malignant lymphoproliferative disease is characterised by bone marrow infiltration by plasma cells, the presence of monoclonal immunoglobulin in serum and/or urine, and osteolytic lesions of bones. MM refers to peripheral B-cell lymphoid tumours.