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A 23-year-old female asked:

What is the primary cause of multiple myeloma? is it stress?

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Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez
Medical Oncology 21 years experience
Nobody knows : Bottom line is that nobody knows for sure. No serious studies have correlated multiple myeloma and stress, so this would be an unlikely cause. Genetic abnormalities ate involved in causing this disease but is hard to figure out what is exactly causing such genetic abnormalities. Best wishes, ariel.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of multiple myeloma?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
Unknown/MGUS: The exact cause of multiple myeloma is not known. Myeloma is almost always (?Always) preceded by monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (mgus). Risks: age, male gender, black race; radiation, benzene/petroleum exposure laboratory studies can help predict risk of conversion from mgus to myeloma.
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