Multiple sclerosis is twice as common in women
men. An estimated 400,000 individuals have multiple sclerosis
nationally. According to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the average annual cost of multiple sclerosis to each affected individual is approximately $57,000, and the total cost can exceed $3,000,000 over an individual’s lifetime.
The annual cost of treating all people who suffer from multiple sclerosis in the United States is approximately $20,000,000,000.