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Is multiple myeloma hereditary?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Not generally...: Myeloma and other hematologic malignancies are not generally considered "hereditary"/familial, but some are. Risk in family members is around 2x risk of population. An nci study is characterizing: screening individuals and families at high risk for hematologic cancers nct00052234 http://clinicaltrials.Gov/ct2/show/nct00052234?Term=nct00052234&rank=1.
Answered on May 9, 2019

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