Multiple Myeloma in Armenia During the Period 2006-2018: Facts and Discussion [post]

Narine Ghazaryan, Samvel Danelyan, Samvel Bardakhchyan, Anahit Saharyan, Lusine Sahakyan
2020 unpublished
Background: It is well known that the increased incidence of hematological malignancies is mainly caused by the growth of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and multiple myeloma (MM). The indicated annual increase of ММ incidence in the world is 0.7%. Despite significant advances in the MM treatment the mortality rates are reaching 0.8-1.7%. The aim of the current study was a comprehensive analysis of ММ, i.e., their prevalence, incidence and survival rates in Armenia for the period of 2006-2018. Methods:
more » ... 006-2018. Methods: The initial data for this survey were derived from ambulance cards, hospitalization journals, and clinical data from the Registry of Blood Diseases at the Hematology Center named after Yeolyan. Additional data was acquired from the National center of oncology named after Fanarjian, as well as from death certificates. Results: Data analysis showed that during the reported time period the increase of the MM incidence was 1.23 per 100 000 population. In comparison to the results obtained for 1966-1971 and 1998-2004, a significant increase in incidence of MM was found. Conclusions: The incidence rates for the MM increased during the analyzed period and women are particularly in the risk group. Moreover, attention should be paid to the fact that the most favorable age for male with MM is 59 years and below.
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:jeewbu2zrbh4hd4vyxqlcog7lm